Call to ban video from trial
James Cusick is political correspondent of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday. As an experienced member of the lobby, he has previously worked at The Sunday Times and the BBC. His career as a journalist has been split between print and television, including senior positions as producer with Sir David Frost and at BBC Newsnight. He is also an award-winning golf and travel writer, working for over a decade as the UK contributing editor for one of the USA’s leading golf magazines. He broadcasts regularly for the BBC and CNN. He lives in London.
Friday 15 October 1993
The solicitor, John Robinson, is defending Alexander Jackson, 34, from Hull, who is charged with the murder of 14-year-old Diana Hunt. No plea has yet been lodged.
Mr Robinson said the inability to cross-examine any of the statements made by the dead girl on the video tape would disadvantage the defence case.
Diana Hunt's body was discovered by police at a house in Hull on 12 September.
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