relating to my debut book The Case of Barry George
Below are a number of articles, which have
appeared in newspapers and on the Internet. The articles relate to my books.
I am unable to reproduce some, but shall give them a short discussion. There
has not been a single negative comment made about my book by the media.
Although the majority of those publications which received a copy did not
print articles, this was mainly due to editorial decisions.
articles in which I am quoted please click here
A review was written for Private
Eye magazine but unfortunately Paul Foot (the reviewer) died
before it was fully completed. Mr Foot is believed to have liked my book and
I was informed a very favourable review was to be written. Nonetheless some
good articles have been printed and more will be appear in the future.
The Daily Express
24 June 2004
Below is this excellent article, which is not very clear to read on screen.
It may take a few moments to fully appear, depending on your connection.
Part of the above
article reads: 'In his new book The Case of Barry George, author S C Lomax,
who spent more than a year studying transcripts of the original trial and the
appeal hearings, decisively exposes the weaknesses in the prosecution case
and argues that Barry George was not and could not be the killer.'
I am quoted as saying: "I have no doubt whatsoever that Barry George is
in prison for a crime he did not commit. The evidence does not in any way
prove Barry's guilt and indeed there are very good grounds to believe he has
an alibi for the time of the shooting. There are two victims in this case and
a murderer still on the loose. I hope that this is resolved as a matter of
urgency and that we can see justice for both Jill Dando and Barry
The Evening Herald
(an Irish national newspaper)
I am not able to reproduce this article as I do not yet have permission to do
so. However, it is a full page article, the source of which appears to have
been the Express article as it has the same factual errors (Jill Dando was
murdered on 26 April 1999 and NOT 29 April 1999). Michelle Diskin (Barry
George's sister) was interviewed as well. The article made some very good
comments about what my book states.
The Irish Daily Mirror
Mention of my book was made in the following article relating to serious
health concerns Barry George has had and medical tests he has undergone. The
article states: 'His family have always protested his innocence and their
cause has been backed in a new book by author SC
Lomax called The Case of Barry George.'
The Western Daily Press
3 July 2004
from The Western Daily Press
website (www.thisisbristol.com), 3 July 2004
NEW BOOK QUESTIONS CONVICTION IN DANDO MURDER
A New book claims the man convicted of killing BBC presenter Jill Dando is innocent
and should be freed from prison. Three years ago yesterday Barry George was
convicted of murdering Jill, who was born and raised in Weston-super-Mare.
She was shot in the head on the doorstep of her home in Gowan Avenue,
Scott Lomax, author of the new book, The Case of Barry George, said: “I know my book might cause controversy in Weston-super-Mare.
”I just want to see justice for Barry George and Jill Dando.
”It’s important the right man is held to account for
this horrific crime. At present an innocent man is in prison. That is not
The book raises doubts about a number of prosecution arguments.
It says that George was unlikely to have used a gun, that
the gun in question had modifications that were beyond George’s skills and even questions the timings given by
witnesses. Mr Lomax also believes George had an alibi.
Earlier this year the Criminal Cases Review Commission said it would review
A letter in response to The
Western Daily Press article. This letter was printed in the
newspaper on 7 July 2004. It is also available on www.thisisbristol.com:
GEORGE DIDN’T KILL JILL DANDO
Sir – I was pleased to read that at last someone is making an effort to
review the case of Barry George who, in my view, was wrongly convicted of the
murder of Jill Dando. While the crime remains heinous, it would be reassuring
to the public that at least the right man was behind bars for the terrible
offence for which George was convicted. I followed the trial from start to
finish. How a man can be convicted on the evidence put before the court
A priest [note from S. C. Lomax – it is actually a
Reverend, not a priest. See my book for a discussion of this new evidence] has come forward to say
that armed officers searched George’s house.
I believe this is the explanation for the damning piece of evidence that
there was firearm residue in the pocket of George’s coat.
The pockets would have been searched and the most likely person in the world
to have this kind of deposit on his fingers would have been a police officer
who regularly trains with a weapon.
Kevin H, Burtle, Somerset.
This publication is available to inmates in Britain's
prisons. In the December issue a review of The
Case of Barry George was printed. The review stated that this
book deserved to be written so that 'the
non-criminal classes will read it and discover that trials are neither about truth or justice. ... This book gives an
insight into how the evidence was used - or rather distorted and abused by
Murder Most Foul
magazine, December 2004
This is an excellent half page review with all positive comments about my
book. It states that the book is 'carefully
researched', it has a 'meticulous
presentation of the evidence', that I 'argue convincingly that the case against Barry George ...
was built on evidence far weaker than that required for a safe conviction'
and finishes with the comment that, 'While
the reader may not agree with every interpretation Lomax offers, enough has
been done in this book to suggest that once again a jury may have been
tempted to cross the line of reasonable doubt for the wrong reasons. The case
is currently being reviewed by the Criminal Cases Review Commission in the
light of new evidence.'
website (June 2005)
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