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John Scott Henderson

(1895-1964), Barrister and Recorder of Portsmouth

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18 May 2021, 08:34

This man (John Scott) helped to retain attributed guilt on an innocent man (Evans) with his sub par inquiry. This far from makes him "a fine lawyer or noble person".

Look into the John Christie serial killer case, and the wrongful conviction and hanging of an innocent man, whilst the guilty party evaded justice, despite having a criminal record of theft, a history of violence; one involving beating a woman with a cricket bat. Yet this fine and noble man ignored all this as a possible clue to Christie's guilt and Evans innocence.

The fact that the killer was an ex army, Raf and serving war reserve police officer during the war endeared him to the authorities. The establishment either intentionally tried to protect this man or made a mistake in the very least taking his words of innocence as gospel (due to his status).

Thankfully; but still no comfort, Evans was eventually pardoned and his family compensated for his wrongful conviction and death. This led precedence to abolish the death penalty. Christie was eventually found guilty and executed under death penalty, Sadly all to late for Evans and the other victims.

George Jerreat

24 March 2018, 14:21

I believe this to be J Scott Henderson QC, Barrister in Mitre Court, Middle Temple,EC4. Famously led the enquiry into the Timothy Evans and Christy case. very fine lawyer and noble person. It certainly looks like him .

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