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The Clydach Murders

A Miscarriage of Justice
Narrated by: John Telfer
Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
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Summary

John Morris' new book is an investigation into the Clydach murders in South Wales in 1999 in which Mandy Power, her mother and her two daughters were battered to death. 

Dai Morris was tried twice for these cruel murders and finally convicted in 2006. Yet John Morris, a legal specialist, is certain that Dai Morris is innocent. No fingerprint evidence or DNA connected Morris to the crime; his conviction was based on the lack of a solid alibi, the presence of his gold chain in Power's house and the lies he initially told the police in explanation. 

Morris has always maintained his innocence, and new DNA evidence has emerged, together with evidence of falsification of police documents which supports his claim. His case is currently being investigated by the Criminal Case Review Commission. This is a process which can take years to decide if a case should be referred to a court of appeal. Significantly, previous suspects for the murders include former police officers, one of whom was having a lesbian affair with the victim, Mandy Power. 

In the period between 1980 and 2010, South Wales Police was notorious for getting false convictions based on fabricated evidence, and the Morris case could well be another instance of this. There is every possibility that the man vilified as a brutal killer across the British tabloid press in this much publicised case is actually the victim of a monumental miscarriage of justice. The author has corresponded with Morris, studied all available police files and court papers, discussed the case with key witnesses and experts and examined the evidence; he is convinced that Morris is both innocent and the victim of a conspiracy to convict him.

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Shocking

As I've always believed. The person jailed purely fitted the crime and was never proved guilty. Its unnerving to know the police, who are there to protect us can ignore the facts to suit their result. Shocking

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very interesting and kept me wanting to hear more!

very much enjoyed this book.would reccomend to anyone!learnt a lot of information i was not aware of having lived in swansea and being aware of the case.made me more sure that Dai Morris was massively let down.

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Very well researched and written- gripping.

A big one for fans of true crime. To call it that would be underselling it. A fascinating case that I will follow eagerly. This has been thoroughly researched and coherently put together. Audio performance is very strong.

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A troubling and explosive book.

South Wales, 1999. Single mum Mandy Power, her mother and her two daughters are battered to death in the early hours of Sunday 27th June. Then, in a bid by the killer to destroy evidence, the house is set on fire. Unpopular builder David (Dai) Morris is tried twice for the murders and convicted in 2006, but author and solicitor John Morris, believes Dai is innocent. With no DNA evidence to connect him to the crime, it seems the wrong man is in jail.

This is a fascinating and utterly absorbing tale of an horrendous murder that, potentially, could have been solved soon after the crime was committed. John Morris reveals how South Wales Police covered up evidence that clearly pointed to the killer being from within their own ranks – one of whom was having a lesbian affair with Mandy Power. As well as ignoring important witness statements, the police withheld for more than a year a photo-fit image that perfectly matches two of their own officers (twin brothers). Along with a profusion of other evidence that suggests Dai Morris has been wrongly convicted, the author highlights how even Morris’s own solicitor helped put him behind bars through his own incompetence in representing a family likely to have been involved in the murders themselves.

A brilliantly crafted and unputdownable account that will leave you seething with anger at the sheer incompetence and corruption in South Wales Police force. A troubling and explosive book.

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Brilliant

Dai Morris is definitely not guilty. A must read. I was read amazingly.. I loved it..

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How could this happen?

great story and really well read, but dont bother with the last 2 hours. just a repeat of what's already been told

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Free Dai Morris he's an innocent man!

incredible how a major UK Police Force can be so corrupt and rotten to the core. A force, not fit for purpose. Not only should the murders in the police be jailed but everyone involved in the scandal for sending an innocent man to rot in jail . Be ashamed Karma is a bitch!

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Astonishing

I know someone who was indirectly involved with this case and also i have an interest in criminal investigation cases so I bought the book knowing of what had happened but didn`t realise how much of a carve up this case was and still is.Someone somewhere MUST seek justice for this man and the victims and SW Police should hang their heads in shame.To think that in this day and age this behaviour goes on is appalling.The book is well written and narrated and has you gripped from beginning to end with jaw dropping analysis and evidence.Its a book I have already recommended to family and friends who will draw their own conclusions from it.Please someone get the justice case onto this for everyone`s sake.And if there is ever justice for this man I hope the writer follows it up with the conclusion.

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Disbelief

Shocked at what some call justice in the UK. This is a damning case and the victims and their family have been let down badly not to mention David Morris and his family. Do the police really not give a toss about putting the real killer behind bars? How can those detectives sleep at night?

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Overstates Its Case

An interesting book, but one that strikes a strange tone for a true crime book. Be aware this is not a dispassionate discussion of the facts but an advocacy book for the man convicted of the murders.