all credits: ITV News
published: 16 January 2015
The trial of the Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy, following the death of Anthony Grainger, has collapsed after the judge accepted an ‘abuse of process’ argument from his defence team.
In the end the prosecution chose to offer no evidence and the case was dismissed.
Sir Peter Fahy had claimed that he could not get a fair trial because some of the evidence the court was to rely upon was ‘secret’.
In criminal cases ‘secret evidence’ can refer to undercover surveillance, evidence from an informant, or evidence that would expose ‘operational procedure’.
After nearly three years, the family say they are devastated they are no nearer to knowing what went on that night.
Anthony Grainger was shot and killed on the 3rd March 2012 as he sat in a car in a car park.