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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.

©2017 John Morris (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Why would you not ask a Welsh narrator to read a book with so many important Welsh names and references. The bad pronunciation really gets in the way, apart from being a thoughtless choice

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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 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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How do police services remain unaccountable?

This book clearly demonstrates the level of corruption that goes on behind closed doors in the police service that its truly frightening. I wish it hadn't taken an horrific act such as this for me to realise but shouldn't there be a law that prohibits this and makes so called proffessionals, such as POLICE accountable for their actions or ommissions! This is not asked directly within this book but it quite rightly drives the reader to consider this question. Very well written and chronological points repeated to reinforce the injustices of the perpetrators of the horrific crime, and of the police.....

If Dai Morris is innocent, his imprisonment is a brutal act of torture! Someone within the police force should be pressing charges on the corruption that has taken place even if a new police force needs to be formed!!!! Yet such dramatic and moral suggestion would regard me as the unreasonable one

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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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The worst aspect is that the murderer/s of two children have escaped justice and there's a chance they or s/he could do the same again. Then there's the innocent man in jail and everything else this publication efficiently reveals.

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Corruption in the South Wales police

Another sad case of blatant police corruption. and another innocent person in jail due to the overt corruption. I really hope that this sort of thing is happening less nowadays due to increased scrutiny and accountability. But who knows, the number of miscarriages of justice and sheer audacity of the police involved is staggering. But they continually get away with it. I really hope that Dai Morris gets out of jail soon.

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Outrageous Miscarriage of Justice

I really enjoyed this book. The detail is excellent and the narrative really helps to set the scene.

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wow!

I am totally shocked by this book. Not what I was expecting its so sad but yet so interesting. I don't believe Dai Morris is guilty. I'm lost for words.

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Great book

Sadly Dai Morris died, still incarcerated on 20th August 2021, I am not a friend or family member but have followed this case for many years. This book is excellent and again uncovers the corruption of South Wales Police who have again and again have put innocent people in prison for years, and have never been held to account.