Tom Peck

Tom Peck is a reporter on The Independent's news desk with an interest in just about everything. In January 2012 he became the paper's Olympics Correspondent.

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Oscar Pistorius cries during his trial at the North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria

Oscar Pistorius trial: Defence claims sloppy police contaminated crime scene

Defence argues police moved crucial evidence at Pistorius' home tampering crime scene

The trial next door: Oscar Pistorius gets the headlines, but what about Thato Kutumela?

Two model girlfriends left dead, yet public attitudes and media attention to these crimes could not be more different

Oscar Pistorius trial: Photographs of Paralympian splattered in blood after Reeva Steenkamp shooting shown in court

Photographs of Pistorius in the aftermath of fatal shooting shown in court

Oscar Pistorius at the Pretoria High Court

Oscar Pistorius trial: The accused vomits at the sight of his dead girlfriend's face - but the trial of the century continues ever on

It flashed up for less than a tenth of a second, but the damage was done and the reaction instant.

Oscar Pistorius puts his hands to his head while a witness testifies and speaks about the morning of the shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius trial: The week he went from a hero of his nation and the world, to a gun-loving hothead

It has been a week of compelling testimony in Court D at Pretoria’s North Gauteng High Court. Tom Peck recaps the key pieces of evidence

Oscar Pistorius is surrounded by police and media as he leaves North Gauteng High Court

Oscar Pistorius trial first week: Never mind a media scrum – murder case becomes bizarre safari following the tracks of a wounded lion

Five days into the ‘trial of the century’ and already it’s feeling a bit like Groundhog Day. Tom Peck in Pretoria reports on the farce and the fury inside the courthouse

And the Sun Shines Now: How Hillsborough and the Premier League Changed Britain by Adrian Tempany, book review

The impact on the country of Hillsborough and the sanitisation of its favourite sport

Oscar Pistorius during the fourth day of his trial for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius trial: Neighbour feared athlete would use gun that killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to shoot himself

Witness tells court he was woken up by 'gunshots' and sounds of a woman screaming

Oscar Pistorius looks at his defense team paperwork during a break on the second day of his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

Oscar Pistorius trial: Athlete asked friend to 'take the blame' after firing gun in restaurant

Athlete allegedly asked friend to 'take the blame' in wake of gun accident at a restaurant

Oscar Pistorius blocks his ears inside the high court on the second day of his trial in Pretoria, South Africa

Oscar Pistorius trial: Athlete cannot bear to listen as defence claims Reeva Steenkamp’s injuries were so serious she couldn't possibly have screamed during gun shots

Defence lawyer tries to discredit neighbour who said she heard woman screaming then gunshots at sprinter’s home

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