Sus­pect’s car cleaned of fin­ger­prints

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Prolific Paedophile Jailed For Life -

Bris­tow was ar­rested at his home on a car­a­van site in Chilm­ing­ton Green the day af­ter the stab­bing.

Two ve­hi­cles were seized, in­clud­ing a Mit­subishi Tro­jan he had been driv­ing the pre­vi­ous evening.

The prose­cu­tor told the court not only were there no traces of blood, the ve­hi­cles also lacked fin­ger­prints.

“Both ap­peared to have been deep-cleaned as they were spot­less,” said Mr Es­p­ley.

“No bla­tant fin­ger­tip marks were found, just greasy smears where it had been cleaned.”

Bris­tow was in­ter­viewed by po­lice on four oc­ca­sions but made no com­ment to all ques­tions.

A call was made to his mum from his mo­bile phone af­ter the al­leged stab­bing, fol­lowed by a cou­ple of at­tempts by his mum to call him.

The court heard the same phone was used to call Bris­tow’s girl­friend while he was in po­lice cus­tody, pre­sum­ably by an­other family mem­ber to keep her in­formed, said Mr Es­p­ley.

But he added that af­ter Bris­tow was re­leased by po­lice there was no ev­i­dence the phone was ever used again.

Mr Es­p­ley told the jury that this, to­gether with the clean­ing of the ve­hi­cles, were some of the “lit­tle things” that in­di­cated Bris­tow had stabbed Mr Bean and “wanted to hide it”.

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