Jill Dando. Image credit: BBC
The detective who led the inquiry into Jill Dando’s murder has said her case will never be solved.
Dando, born in Weston-super-Mare, was the presenter of the BBC programme Crimewatch.
Following a new BBC documentary, marking 20 years since the television presenter’s shooting in Fulham in April 1999, Hamish Campbell said: “Do I think somebody will come back to court? Probably not, no.”
Speaking in the documentary, Campbell said: “Sometimes I felt we were a day away from solving it and other times, I thought no we’re a long way away.”
Barry George was convicted of murder in 2001 and spent eight years in jail before being acquitted and released following a retrial.
The new documentary reveals the decision-making happening behind the scenes of the inquiry into Miss Dando’s murder.
It will show how a particle of gunshot residue in the pocket of a coat police found in Mr George’s house became the key forensic evidence used against him in his conviction.
‘The Murder of Jill Dando’ will air on BBC One at 9pm on Tuesday April 2.