Mur­der vic­tim’s fam­ily await ver­dict

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY LEON SY­MONS

A NORTH lon­don cou­ple fight­ing for jus­tice for their mur­dered son face an anx­ious wait be­fore find­ing out whether their five-year or­deal is at an end.

Ir­win and Corinne Van Colle have this week sat pa­tiently through a four­day House of Lords ap­peal granted to Hert­ford­shire Con­stab­u­lary and due to fin­ish yes­ter­day.

The po­lice force sought to over­turn two judg­ments that they had failed to pro­tect the cou­ple’s op­ti­cian son Giles, who was mur­dered by a for­mer em­ployee in Novem­ber 2000, to stop him giv­ing ev­i­dence in a theft trial.

The ap­peal was heard by five law lords, in­clud­ing Lord Phillips, the Lord Chief Jus­tice, and Lord Bing­ham, a for­mer Lord Chief Jus­tice and Mas­ter of the Rolls and Bri­tain’s se­nior law lord.

They were re­serv­ing their judg­ment.

Mur­dered: Giles Van Colle

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