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Jill Dando: Barry George’s family have ‘no faith’ Met will investigate ‘mafia mix-up’ claims

The family of a man who was wrongly convicted of the murder of Jill Dando said they have no faith that the Metropolitan Police “will fully and properly investigate” claims she was killed in error by a Russian hitman.It comes after court papers reportedly suggested that French fashion boss Gerald Marie hired a killer to “deal with” BBC journalist Lisa Brinkworth after she went undercover to expose his agency Elite Model Management.They claim that Ms Dando may have been shot dead on her doorstep by mistake due to a confusion of identity because of similarities in the appearance, occupation...
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Jill Dando may have been shot by mistake after mafia hitman mix-up, court documents claim

Jill Dando may have been shot by mistake by a Russian hitman who had intended to target another BBC journalist, documents submitted to a Paris court suggest.Court papers reportedly claim French fashion boss Gerald Marie hired the killer to “deal with” Lisa Brinkworth after she went undercover to expose his agency Elite Model Management.They suggest Ms Dando may have been gunned down on her doorstep in a case of mistaken identity because of similarities in the appearance, occupation and addresses of the two women.Lawyers also said Ms Dando’s fiancé Alan Farthing was Ms Brinkworth’s doctor, according to the Daily Mail.Mr...
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Jill Dando may have been killed by hitman ‘in case of mistaken identity’

Jill Dando may have been mistakenly murdered by a hitman hired to kill another blonde BBC journalist, according to documents submitted to a French court. Lawyers representing Lisa Brinkworth, a former BBC undercover reporter, claim that she may have been the intended target when the Crimewatch presenter was shot dead on her doorstep in Fulham, west London, on April 26 1999.
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Telegraph

Was Jill Dando really murdered by mistake?

When former BBC undercover journalist Lisa Brinkworth met with her lawyers in Paris last September, they revealed some quite startling news. The 55-year-old – who has spent the past two decades trying to expose allegations of rape and sexual abuse in the fashion industry – was informed that when Jill Dando was murdered in 1999, it may have been she who was the intended target.
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Did killer mistake Jill Dando for lookalike journalist?

JILL Dando’s killer may have mistaken her for another BBC journalist who was the real target of an assassination plot, astonishing documents submitted to a Paris court suggest. A French fashion mogul accused of multiple counts of sexual assault hired a Russian hitman to murder Lisa Brinkworth after she...
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New Jill Dando tribute after previous tree cut down

A new memorial sculpture and tree have been unveiled in memory of murdered BBC journalist and TV presenter Jill Dando. A previous tree planted in her honour was mistakenly cut down two years ago. The new memorial and tree were planted in Exeter, Devon, where Ms Dando started her BBC...

Crimewatch’s Nick Ross pays tribute to Jill Dando after collecting CBE

Former Crimewatch presenter Nick Ross paid tribute to his “utterly committed” late co-host Jill Dando as he collected a CBE in a ceremony at Windsor Castle.The broadcaster, 74, said he believed meeting victims while working on the popular BBC programme had changed both his and Dando’s views on how to tackle crime.Ross also said the original show had been “shutting the door after the horse had bolted”, making him less interested in seeking justice and more focused on trying to prevent offending.He was speaking after being made a CBE for services to broadcasting, charity and crime prevention by the Princess...