Five years after the imprisonment of well-known Yarmouth character and fisherman, Jamie Green, and four others in a £53m cocaine smuggling case, the defendants’ lawyers have appealed to the Criminal Cases Review Commission for a new appeal.
The Mail on Sunday says that analysis by “one of the world’s leading experts” of the GPS system of Mr Green’s boat (Galwad-y-Nor) reveals a digital fingerprint of tampering by Serious and Organised Crime Agency (Soca) officers to the internal databases so they apparently “conformed more closely to the prosecution’s theory”.
A Mail on Sunday article published on 3rd July article claims,
“The analysis by one of the world’s leading experts on the Olex system shows that after Soca seized the machine following Mr Green’s arrest, an operative tried to alter internal databases, apparently to make them conform more closely to the prosecution’s theory.”
Jamie Green and the four others, Zoran Dresic, Jonathan Beere, Danny Payne and Scott Birtwistle received a total sentence of 104 years between them. They have always protested their innocence.
The Mail finishes,
“A spokeswoman for the National Crime Agency, which has taken over Soca, said she could not comment while the CCRC investigation was pending.”
Private Eye: “Bares hallmarks of a miscarriage of justice”
The Mail has previously published investigative articles on the case, as has Private Eye, who said the case, “bares all the hallmarks of a miscarriage of justice”, going onto detail them (reproduced here).
Read the Mail on Sunday article for the full detail, which includes information about a report by the Portsmouth Marine Laboratory which states the alleged pick-up of the cocaine by the Isle of Wight fisherman was impossible.