Update on the Thomas Orchard case
21 March 2016
The jury in the Thomas Orchard trial has been discharged for legal reasons. The CPS has said it intends to proceed to retrial.
As there will be a further trial, the advice from lawyers is to make no further comment as it may be harmful to future legal proceedings for there to be commentary on the case.
INQUEST will continue to support the family at this difficult time.
‘My congratulations to all involved in this 30 year battle for disclosure [of the Cass report on the death of Blair Peach] … it was this awful state of affairs which led those of us who founded INQUEST to set it up. But it is mind-boggling to think that we were still arguing over this report 30 years later.’
– Terry Munyard, barrister at Garden Court Chambers and founding member of INQUEST