Former PSNI chief Cramphorn dies


30 November 2006
Former acting PSNI Chief Constable Colin Cramphorn has died.
BBC News

The police officer, who was deputy chief constable of the RUC, had been West Yorkshire's chief constable for the past four years. He died after a lengthy battle with cancer. Mr Cramphorn, 50 was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004.
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Lawyer's case link


16 November 2006
The Sun

The barrister representing a man accused of the murder of schoolgirl Lesley Molseed wrote a book about the case in 1998. Jonathan Rose is author of the 1998 book Innocents, which focused on the murder of 11-year-old Lesley 31 years ago and the wrongful imprisonment of Stefan Kiszko. Mr Kiszko spent 16 years in prison before being released in 1992. He died a year later. Accused Ronald Castree, 53, of Oldham, Manchester, appeared at Bradford Crown Court on Tuesday. He was remanded in custody.
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Molseed murder: accused in court


15 November 2006
Halifax Evening Courier
Elaine Jinks

The man accused of murdering schoolgirl Lesley Molseed 31 years ago has appeared before a judge at Bradford Crown Court. Ronald Castree, 53, who was flanked by two security guards spoke only once to confirm his name and remained impassive throughout the 15 minute hearing. The market trader of Brandon Crescent, Shaw, Oldham, was arrested at his home on November 3 and charged with Lesley's murder three days later as new evidence came to light in the historic case.
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Interview with Ronald Castree


November 2006
West Yorkshire Police Interview Ronald Castree

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The errand that turned into family nightmare


7 November 2006
Rochdale Observer

When 11-year-old Lesley Molseed went on a shopping errand for her mum 31 years ago, no-one could have foreseen the tragic, sickening events that would follow. Her last days are still shrouded in mystery, with many questions unanswered.

Little Lesley went missing at around noon on Sunday 5 October 1975 after she left her home in Delamere Road, Turf Hill, on an errand for her mother to buy a loaf of bread and an air freshener from a local shop. She never returned home and three days later her fully clothed body was discovered by a motorist who stopped at a lay-by on the A672 Oldham-Halifax road. She had been stabbed 12 times and sexually assaulted.

So began the North West's biggest murder hunt.
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New investigation leads to arrest for 1975 murder of Lesley Molseed


6 November 2006
The Guardian
Helen Carter

A 53-year-old man was arrested yesterday on suspicion of the murder of Lesley Molseed more than 31 years ago, a case that led to one of the worst miscarriages of justice in the UK. The man, who has not been named, was arrested in Oldham, Greater Manchester, by West Yorkshire police in connection with the murder of the 11-year-old schoolgirl, who disappeared near her home in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, in October 1975 as she ran an errand to a nearby shop. Her body was found three days later dumped on the moors above Ripponden, West Yorkshire. She had been stabbed and sexually assaulted. A West Yorkshire police spokeswoman refused to give details yesterday but confirmed a man aged 53 from Oldham was being questioned over the murder.
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Arrest in 30-year-old murde


5 November 2006
Press Association
Paul Watson

A 53-year-old man has today been arrested on suspicion of the brutal murder of a schoolgirl who disappeared while running an errand for her mother more than 30 years ago.
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