Category: News

Open Letter to the Lord Chancellor – Rt. Hon. David Gauke 0

Open Letter to the Lord Chancellor – Rt. Hon. David Gauke

Mark and his family would like to thank everyone who supported their petition to the Lord Chancellor, Rt. Hon. David Gauke MP (below). Unfortunately, the Ministry of Justice has not granted the media access...

The Suppliant’s Song – a Hymn written in prison 0

The Suppliant’s Song – a Hymn written in prison

Mark’s faith has been an important source of strength for him in prison. Many have been moved by Mark’s music in Church, where he plays the piano and violin for the weekly services. Mark...

Sightings of Sami in October 2009 0

Sightings of Sami in October 2009

AW was a prosecution witness. When she made her first statement to the police on 7 February 2010, she quite clearly recalled seeing Sami and Mark on 1 October 2009: “On 30 September 2009 I...

Ministry of Justice Press Office refuses request from journalist 0

Ministry of Justice Press Office refuses request from journalist

Letter to the Head of News, External Communications Dear Madame,  Thank you for your letter of 31 August. I appreciate you giving our request some consideration. I must say, I was extremely surprised by...

Mark issues statement regarding CCRC’s refusal to refer his case 0

Mark issues statement regarding CCRC’s refusal to refer his case

In 2015, the CCRC opted not to refer our first application to the Court of Appeal In spite of the new evidence we presented to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC), it has decided...

CCRC response to formal complaint 0

CCRC response to formal complaint

This was the CCRC’s formal response to Mark’s complaint, following their decision not to refer his case to the Court of Appeal. You can read Mark’s reaction here.

DipABRSM Certificate and Examiner comments 0

DipABRSM Certificate and Examiner comments

Mark studied for his Diploma in Music Performance (DipABRSM) whilst in prison. You can find his recital programme here.

DipABRSM Programme 0

DipABRSM Programme

This is a copy of Mark’s Programme, written for his Diploma in Music Performance (DipABRSM). He sat the exam in prison and was awarded a Merit.

Serious Case Review 0

Serious Case Review

This is an executive summary (not the full report) of the original 34-page Serious Case Review (SCR) commissioned by the police in March 2010, and conducted by Buckinghamshire County Council (pdf below). The defence...