DETECTIVE CRITICISED OVER TWO MAJOR CASES
By Danny Boyle and Roddy Ashworth | May 20, 2012
THE detective in charge of a botched murder case that saw a man wrongfully jailed also led the investigation into the death of MI6 agent Gareth Williams, it emerged last night.
Sam Hallam was freed last week after spending more than seven years in prison for a murder he did not commit.
Mr Hallam was 18 when he was the victim of mistaken identity following the killing of a trainee chef in a gang attack at Clerkenwell, London.
Superintendent Mick Broster(corr) was heavily criticised for his handling of Mr Hallam’s case and for the probe into Mr Williams’s mysterious death by a coroner earlier this month.
Mr Hallam, 24, told a Sunday newspaper: “He’s the one who stole my youth for a murder I couldn’t have done.
“They had the evidence all along that proved I wasn’t lying.”