Foren­sics talk has Probus en­thralled

West Lothian Courier - - Courier View - Staff re­porter

Whit­burn Probus pres­i­dent Jim Stu­art wel­comed 37 mem­bers to their meet­ing, held in the Hil­croft Ho­tel.

The speaker for the evening was Dick Whyte who pre­sented a talk en­ti­tled ‘ Tales from the Court­room’.

The talk was a rec­ol­lec­tion of Dick’s time as a foren­sic spe­cial­ist and, in par­tic­u­lar, his ex­pe­ri­ence and in­volve­ment in the Scot­tish court sys­tem.

Fol­low­ing a brief his­tory of foren­sics, Dick then pre­sented many hu­mor­ous ob­ser­va­tions from the court­room and his var­i­ous en­coun­ters with fa­mous so­lic­i­tors such as Joe Bel­trami, Don­ald Fin­lay, Nicki Fair­bairn etc.

In ad­di­tion with the help of cases in­volv­ing statis­tics, mis­takes, wrong iden­ti­fi­ca­tion etc Dick’s pre­sen­ta­tion led to a great ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion from the in­ter­ested Probus mem­bers.

Af­ter a great talk, the vote of thanks was given by John Steel who thanked Dick for his hu­mor­ous pre­sen­ta­tion and for help­ing to sep­a­rate fact from fic­tion.

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