23rd August 2001.
Denmark Street, North Town.
Lisa Doe 21, met homeless Mr Garwood, 39, only six days before his death. The pair met on a local housing estate and went back to her flat to take drugs and they slept together that night. On the day of Mr Garwood’s murder, the sisters spent much of the day smoking crack cocaine and drinking cider. When Mr Garwood came back to the flat Doe took a bag of his clothes to the door, intending to ask him to leave. Neighbours heard them arguing and Doe stabbed Patrick Garwood three times with a large kitchen knife. Neighbours also witnessed Doe, her sister Karen, and a friend, drag his body downstairs. They dumped the body at the back of their block of flats before calling an ambulance and telling police he had been in a fight with another man. A post mortem examination revealed Mr Garwood died from a 10cm deep stab wound through his heart.
The jury were told Doe had several convictions, including one for carrying a knife. Doe told the court she had been taking drugs often belonging to her mother almost daily since she was 12. In a psychiatric report she described a childhood dominated by physical, emotional and sexual abuse.
She denied murder saying she acted in self defence, but the police tried to re-enact her statement of events and they did not add up. She was sentenced to life imprisonment.
20th September 2007: Lisa Doe was found hanging in her cell at Send Prison after having an argument with her lesbian lover.
2nd February 2006.
Sycamore Road, Farnborough.
Firefighters arrived at the semi-detached house in Sycamore Road at 2.15am in the morning. It took 35 fire firefighters 45 minutes to extinguish the blaze. The fire was so severe that the property was deemed unsafe for a forensic investigation to begin until the 9th February. When police officers, forensic scientists and fire investigators entered the property the body 44 year old Janet Lane was recovered. The post mortem revealed that she had been stabbed in the chest.
After police investigations a 50 year old local man was arrested and sent to trial for murder and arson at Winchester Crown Court. The trial ended after days of legal arguments. The Crown Prosecution Service and the police were relying on a statement as a key part of their evidence, but it was deemed inadmissible. Jurors were ordered by the judge to return a verdict of not guilty on both counts.
At present, Hampshire Constabulary will not be reopening the investigation.
16th June 2006.
Army Golf Course, Shoe Lane, Aldershot.
Police launched a murder inquiry after the body of 41 year old Philip Salmon of Reading Road, Farnborough, was discovered at The Army Golf Course at Shoe Lane just half a mile away from his home. He had been missing for nearly 7 weeks when a golfer discovered the remains while searching for a lost ball in the woodland beside the green on the 5th hole. Forensic tests revealed that Mr Salmon was set alight and police believe that petrol was used. A post-mortem carried out by pathologists failed to determine the cause of death and Mr Salmon’s remains were identified through dental records.
Detective Chief Inspector Jason Hogg said: “The circumstances surrounding the death of Philip Salmon are still not fully known”.
The case remains unsolved.
28th December 2008.
Green Way, Aldershot.
Paul Brown raped and tried to murder a 21 year old woman. Brown who lived in Scotland was visiting his Mother who lived in Aldershot. His victim kindly helped him find his way to his Mother’s flat. But her kindness was repaid by Brown holding a knife to her throat and then forced her into a children’s play area. She held on to a tree to try and stop him but Brown pulled her down and then raped her. He then cut her throat leaving an 8cm wound and a deeper 2cm wound. She offered him money to go away while shielding her throat sustaining further injuries to her hands before Brown finally ran off.
The Judge handed Brown a minimum jail term of 15 years but will be eligible for parole in just seven-and-a-half years.
The judge said: “What you were doing on this day, one shudders to think, and the fear is that there is a monster beneath you and he must never be released again.”
This is the lovely Amelia, shot outside using 35mm hp5 black and white film. For this project we were asked to shoot a random film to learn all about the process of scanning and cleaning up images. I saw Amelia in the library at Uni and thought she had something about her, she very kindly agreed to model for me.