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Gallichan Marine fire report (FOI)

Gallichan Marine fire report (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 31 January 2020.
Prepared internally, no external costs.




Please publish a copy of the Forensic Science Report compiled for / by the States of Jersey Police on Mr Gallichan's car and golf clubs and any other items which were commissioned in the case against Mr Gallichan and the fire at Gallichan Marine, the Bulwarks, St Brelade.


Please provide the names of the firms and individuals (by title) who compiled and analysed the CCTV gathered for evidential purposes by the States of Jersey Police in their investigations into the Gallichan Marine Fire and the firms and individuals (by title) who carried out any further enhancement of the recordings taken and used.


Also how many recordings constituted the final video evidence in this case.


A to C

The police have a duty of confidentiality. The States of Jersey Police do not publish reports or any other aspects of criminal case files unless it is in the substantial public interest to do so. To do so would allow any individual to request any documentation pertaining to any case, so long as it did not breach the Personal data laws. Police files for serious cases are eventually sent to the Jersey Archive and will be made public after a suitable time period to ensure individuals and family are not exposed to public scrutiny.

An individual can request copies of specific records from a crime file if the document is required for legal proceedings or for obtaining legal advice prior to legal proceedings. Reports can be requested on payment from the States of Jersey Police Disclosure unit. Their email address is as follows:

There were three sources of CCTV images seized for evidential purposes. They were processed in house, by States of Jersey Police staff trained in this role. Footage was later sent to the UK to obtain enhanced images and an expert opinion. This was processed by a Lead Forensic Imagery Investigator at LGC Limited (Imagery / Audio), Newmarket Road, Fordham, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5WW.

This report is available from the States of Jersey Police Disclosure unit for a fee.

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