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Indictment: Trial By Fire - The Ice Cream Wars & The Truth Behind a Shocking Miscarriage of Justice

by T. C. Campbell & Reg McKay
£7.99   paperback  Canongate (2002)

Indictment: Trial By Fire - The Ice Cream Wars & The Truth Behind a Shocking Miscarriage of Justice by T. C. Campbell & Reg McKay On the night of 16th April 1984, six members of the Doyle family died in horrendous circumstances, as their home in Bankend Street, Glasgow, blazed. The fire was deliberately set. "Victims of the Ice Cream Wars" screamed the media, and public outrage ran high. The pressure was on the police to catch the killers and punish them for this atrocity.
 
When T.C. Campbell and Joseph Steele were found guilty of this terrible mass murder, it concluded a media and police witch hunt that had begun months earlier. But, as this book makes transparently clear, T.C. Campbell was 'guilty' before the trial started, the victim of a miscarriage justice that is all the more chilling because of the manner in which justice was willingly perverted - he was convicted on the flimsiest of hearsay evidence in one of the darkest episodes in Scottish legal history.
 
This book, written from his cell in Shotts Prison, and co-authored with acclaimed investigative journalist Reg McKay, documents in distrubing detail the farcical manner in which Campbell and Steele were 'tried' and the ongoing quest by Campbell to exonerate his name. It is an essential and riveting read for anyone who cares about learning the truth.

ISBN 13: 9781841952352 | ISBN 10: 1841952354

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