I remember the case well - the crucial video plus a couple of reconstructions was shown in a programme investigating it and it was clear to me that she was not carrying the bag.
So I wasn't surprised when the CPS decided not to have a retrial, but the Bedfordshire Police issued a press statement saying, basically, 'we think he killed her'. He sued for libel.
He won last month: the judge agreed 'it is clear beyond reasonable doubt' that 'there is absolutely no support for the contention that there was a handbag' in the video and 'while it is possible that (he) killed (her), the balance of probabilities is that he did not and that she committed suicide'.
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