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Met officer ‘left out evidence’ in UK holidaymaker murder investigation

A senior Metropolitan police officer “omitted key forensic evidence” in a trial linked to the murder of a British man and the kidnap of his wife in Kenya, the BBC has learned.

The police watchdog has concluded Neil Hibberd would have a case to answer for gross misconduct had he not retired.

David Tebbutt was killed and his wife Jude taken hostage in 2011.

A Kenyan man, Ali Kololo, was convicted of robbery with violence and sentenced to death. This was later commuted to life imprisonment, and he remains in Mombasa’s high-security Shimo La Tewa GK Prison.

Mrs Tebbutt told the BBC: “the one thing that is still really unsettling and unsatisfying is that Mr Kololo has been in prison for 10 years and I believe that he is innocent.”

Read the full story at the BBC News website.