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Officer to killer Glyn Razzell: Lead us to body
THE senior investigating officer who put Glyn Razzell behind bars a decade ago has called on the convicted killer to reveal the location of his estranged wife’s body.
Supt Paul Granger spoke after Razzell protested his innocence in letters sent from prison where he is serving a life sentence for murdering Linda, the mother of his four children.
Razzell, who stood to lose financially from divorce proceedings, claimed he was the victim of a wide-ranging conspiracy and evidence had been planted to frame him.
The former banker compared his case to the Hills-borough inquiry and said he was trying to gain access to DNA evidence which he believes will clear his name.
Linda’s body has never been found despite Wiltshire Police carrying out an exhaustive search of more than 200 sites, and the case still divides opinion locally.
Supt Granger said: “Glyn Razzell is the only person who knows where the body is. By providing that information he would give closure to his children.
“If we receive any new intelligence about where the body is we will act on it.
“We have carried out searches and been unsuccessful but if anyone comes forward with new information it will be pursued.”
Linda vanished after setting off for work at Swindon College in March 2002.
Traces of her blood found in a car belonging to a friend of Razzell’s were the strongest evidence against him. Razzell claimed in his letters that the smears were planted during the forensic investigation and he is taking steps to gain access to the files, which are held by Wiltshire Police.
He wrote: “Last week the report on the Hillsborough disaster was published. It revealed the extent of the police cover-up, the hundreds of doctored statements, the complicity of expert witnesses and coroners, and the political cover-up by the Thatcher government, despite the Cabinet minutes describing the police tactics as ‘depressingly familiar’.
“The police behave like this in all major investigations and politicians know it.
“The police are under pressure to get results and not cause embarrassment. The politicians turn a blind eye. My own predicament is far from unique.”
However Razzell has been unsuccessful in appeals against both his conviction and his sentence.
Supt Granger said: “The correct judicial processes have been followed. Every-one who has looked at the case has said he is guilty.
“My concern is for the four children who have lost their mother. For me it is them who are the most important people in all this.”