Notable Cases

Notable Cases

Our notable cases

R v Neale and others (2023)

Investigation into the death of Frazer Brabant

‘Forensic Partners provided significant support to one of the most complex murders our Constabulary has investigated. It involved multiple defendants over many months involving multiple incidents. The explanation provided in court to the jury was brilliant and their work was highly praised by counsel. All of the defendants were convicted and we wouldn’t have achieved this without their expert analysis.’   Hampshire Constabulary

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R v Al-Jundi and El-Abboud (2023)

Murder of Louise Kam

This case involved detailed Cell Site Analysis of mobile phones attributable to defendants, also to the victim (who disappeared in July 2021 and was later found dumped in a rubbish bin). Evidence presented at trial. ‘Thank you for all the work you did on the case, your evidence was a vital contribution and in doing so you have assisted in bringing two very evil men to justice.’


Murder of Elle Edwards

Elle Edwards was shot dead outside a Liverpool pub on Christmas eve 2022, an innocent bystander in an attempt by one gang to kill two members of a rival gang. The gunman CHAPMAN received a sentence of 48 years. Cell-site analysis was used to confirm the movements of the gunman on the night of the shooting and consistency with the movements of the stolen vehicle used that night and the subsequent attempts to dispose of it.

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R v Neculai PAIZAN (2022)

Murder of Agnes Akom

Our (Cell Site) experts were involved in this case from when Agnes was a missing person, in May 2021, conducting Radio Frequency Propagation Surveys (RFPS) at locations of interest, including the Neasden Recreation Ground (where Ms Akom’s body was found). For the trial of Neculai PAIZAN (following further RFPS), a detailed chronology of movements of mobiles was provided.

R v Wayne COUZENS (2021)

Murder of Sarah Everard

This case involved the analysis of complex Mobile Data and DDR records, alongside RF Measurement Surveys in dense urban and rural locations. Our (Cell Site) experts worked on the case, supporting the MPS, from Sarah’s disappearance (in March 2021), through to sentencing (in September 2021).

R v Koci SELAMAJ (2021)

Murder of Sabina Nessa

RF Measurement Surveys around Cator Park in Kidbrooke, London. Analysis of (Cell Site) data with respect to movements of a mobile after the offence, to assist with search for relevant items that were key to the case.

R v Jordan BAILEY-MASCOLL (2018) and David EGAN (2020)

Murder of Danny Pearce

In July 2017 Danny Pearce was murdered during an evening out in Greenwich. In a large and complex investigation cel-lsite evidence was critical to convictions in two separate trials.

Special Tribunal for Lebanon (2014)

Five defendants are accused of conspiring in 2004/2005 to assassinate Rafic Hariri, the former Prime minister of the Lebanon in a huge truck bomb in Beirut. Trial ongoing.

R v Rhoder & ORS (2013)

British Transport Police

A conspiracy to steal railway track which was then sold as scrap

Cell-site analysis defined the movements of defendants to meeting points, to the scene of the thefts and to scrap metal merchants said to be involved with handling the stolen track.

R v D. Evans (2013)

Conspiracy to steal

Analysis of call data and interpreting field survey results to show the movement and potential location of the phone attributed to Mr. Evans at critical times.

R v Allen (2012)

Witness intimidation

The case required the analysis of a mobile telephone to corroborate, or otherwise, the account of the intimidated witness. The call records were analysed and plotted on a series of maps showing the movement and potential location of a phone at critical times.

R v Piran Ditta Khan (2024)

Murder of PC Sharon Beshenivsky

Forensic Partners were pleased to assist West Yorkshire Police with a review of material relating to the armed robbery at the premises of Universal Express Travel in Bradford, on 18th November 2005, which resulted in the murder of PC Sharon Beshenivsky and serious injuries to PC Teresa Milburn. Our expert analysed and reported on call records and RF Propagation Surveys that were undertaken in 2005 / 2006 and attended Leeds Crown Court, on dates in March 2024, to provide expert testimony.

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R v x and others (2023)

Murder of Bubacar Jabbie Dukureh

Work conducted (for the MPS) by an expert at Forensic Partners, including Radio Frequency Propagation Surveys (RFPS) at a number of locations around the E17 area of London. Expert testimony provided in two trials, the last of five defendants having been found guilty in January 2023 (four defendants found guilty in an earlier trial).

R v Youth defendant (2022)

Murder of Ava White

12-year-old Ava White was stabbed in Liverpool city centre on 25 November 2019 after watching the switch on of the Christmas lights following an argument over being filmed on a social media app by the defendant. 14 at the time of the attack the youth was jailed for life. Cell-site analysis confirmed the movement of the defendant prior to and following the attack.

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R v Jemma MITCHELL (2022)

Murder of Mee Kuen Chong

Jemma Mitchell was sentenced to life imprisonment (minimum 34 years) for killing 67-year-old Mee Kuen Chong at her London home in June 2021. Our (Cell Site) experts coordinated Radio Frequency Propagation Surveys (RFPS) at locations in London and Devon (where Ms Chong’s body was found) and produced evidence in relation to the location / movements of mobiles, for periods of interest during several months leading up to the offence. Mitchell became the first murderer and the first woman to be sentenced on television in England and Wales,

Operation Atoll

10 convicted of Violent Armed Robberies

An organised crime group who stole more than £400,000 in a series of armed robberies across London and England have been jailed, following an investigation by the Met’s Flying Squad. Cell-site analysis assisted across 7 trials to convict 10 defendants.

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Grenfell Tower Fire Frauds (2017 to 2021)

Grenfell Tower Fire Frauds (2017 to 2021)

Using cell-site analysis in seven Fraud cases to support allegations of defendants having not been resident in the Grenfell Tower (as claimed) in the weeks leading up the fire. Supported by RF surveys that were conducted inside the Tower shortly after the fire.

R v Alexander GUNN (2019)

Murder of Ravi Katharkumar

Ravi Katharkumar was fatally stabbed during a robbery of his convenience shop ‘Marsh Food and Wine’ in Pinner. During the trial at the Central Criminal Court evidence was presented which correlated movements of the defendant’s phone with cash transactions of a stolen credit card. Alexander GUNN was convicted and sentenced to 32 years.

R v J. Rai (2014)

Murder of Jasbir Bains

Case involved comparing calls and movements of a clean phone and dirty phone which were attributed to Mr Rai, and showing calling patterns between the defendant and victims phones.

R v Paul Davies (2013)

Pub murder of M. O’Reilly

The case involved the analysis of call data for several phones before and after the shooting and plotting their movements in the period, including showing travel to an airport by the defendant.

HMRC v Lowe, Sheekey & Ors. (2012)

Operation Yerk for HMRC

Involved cell-site tracking of the movements of illegal imports of cigarettes in furniture imports from the port of origin to a bonded warehouse.

R v Osoteku & Ors (2011)

The murder of Sofyen Belamouadden in Victoria Underground Station by a gang of 20 youths.

Cell-site analysis considered the organisation of the joint enterprise and movements of the 20 defendants to the scene of the attack.

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Raoul Moat Enquiry and R v Ness & Ors (2010)

Conspiracy to supply the firearm and assist Raoul Moat in the murder of Christopher Brown, attempted murder of his former girlfriend Samantha Stobbart and PC David Rathband who was blinded in the attack. Cell site analysis identified the movements of the offenders when assisting Moat and showed they had supplied assistance to Moat whilst he was on the run from the police.

R v Khakh & Others (2009)

Kidnap & blackmail case 

The evidence involved extensive cell-site and telephone material, including multiple IMEI/SIM swaps. (Some defendants were convicted almost entirely on such material).

R v Hall & Others (2008)

Multiple Cash-in-Transit Robberies throughout the south of England 

Extensive analysis presented to show association between defendants and patterns of repeated travel to offence locations.

The Stirland Murders (2006)

The murder of Mr & Mrs Stirland at home in Lincolnshire in revenge for a murder carried out by their son.

Patterns of travel of defendants were examined through cell-site analysis to consider association of individuals.

R v Shakil and Saleem (2008, 2009), Defence

Charged with the carrying out the reconnaissance for the London Bombing
The evidence involved plotting movement of the phones in relation to London attractions

R v A. Skowron (2011)

Road traffic accident resulting in a death

The case involved field surveys to determine the coverage of specific cells in relation to certain areas, to prove or disprove, the location of the phone used by Mr. Skowron, at the time of the traffic accident.

R v Farmer & Sonnex (2009)

Murder of two French students in London

The evidence included cell-site analysis of the movements of the defendants prior to and following the murders and subsequent use of the victim’s mobile telephones.

R v Coutts & Others (2007)

Kidnap of a Securitas Cash Depot manager and his family before the robbery of the Tonbridge depot of over £53 million in cash.

Cell-site analysis and cell-coverage surveys used to show alternative location of defendant.

R v Chenery-Wickens (2009), Prosecution

Charged with murdering his wife, a BBC make-up artist.

The evidence involved plotting the accused movement, and that of his wife’s phone, to prove that he had taken her phone to London before reporting his wife missing.

R v Patel (2009), Prosecution

Charged with drug dealing 

The evidence involved showing that one person could have used two phones, by plotting movement and calling patterns. The weight of the telephone evidence, after successfully countering the defence response, helped secure a guilty plea before the trial started.