12/12/2011 Inside Out Yorkshire and Lincolnshire


A look at whether a miscarriage of justice led to the execution of an innocent man. How retailers are faring as Christmas approaches? Stuart Hall reminisces about It's a Knockout.

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Whole and welcome to Inside Out from Huddersfield. This week, we


investigate whether evidence which sent a man to the gallows was in


accurate. 60 years on, a medical expert cast doubt on the key


witness statement. A I would have said do not contemplate using this


as evidence in court. Also tonight, Christmas shopping. We return to


the market town of Dewsbury at what should be the busiest time of the


year. So sometimes I wonder if it's worth bothering. Stuart taught


returners to Yorkshire to relive 60 years ago, two policemen were


shot dead and a far more called Alfred Moore was trained for his


part. But now it appears that the key piece of evidence in the case


for the prosecution could have been unreliable. I am about to meet a


woman who is searching for justice for her father, 60 years after my


was hanged for murder. Tina Harris is back in Huddersfield.


She was born here, but she does not have happy memories.


Tina's father Alfred Moore was convicted of a terrible crime -


killing two police officers. But we have found fresh evidence


which suggests he could have been the victim of a tragic miscarriage


of justice. My think it is very distressing. I think there is the


case for a thorough review of the evidence. I think it was an


injustice that he lost his life at the hands of the hangman. Her


For Tina, the memories of what happened to her father have never


gone away. Life was very difficult. Be faced poverty and life for me


was turned upside down. Huddersfield in 1951, the scene of


a crime which shocked the whole of Britain.


Two police officers were shot dead just outside the town. It happened


near this farm, where Alfred Moore lived with his wife and four young


daughters. Tina and I have come to the field


where the policemen were killed. Does it feel strange coming back to


here after all this time? He yes, it is very emotional, both good and


bad. Tina's father was a poultry farmer,


but he was also a part-time burglar. While the police were carrying out


a surveillance operation on his house, an inspector and a constable


were shot dead. It was a night-time mission that


went terribly wrong. Eight police officers, unarmed and


in plain clothes, were waiting around Moore's farm. They believed


he was behind a spate of break-ins at local shops. We wanted to catch


the people early in the morning. Moore said he had been to his


brother's house and walked home on his own at midnight, without seeing


anyone. But two hours later, two of the


officers came across a man in a nearby field.


Moments later, one of the policemen, Inspector Duncan Fraser, was dead


and the other, PC Gordon Jagger, was dying. From the start, he was


identified at as the killer. It looked like an open and shut case.


But it now appears there are serious flaws in the evidence


against him. Steve Lawson is a former detective


who has reinvestigated the case. Overall, there are that it be any


discrepancies, that I do not think Alfred Moore was responsible.


At the start, there was little evidence against Moore. The gunman


carried his weapon in his coat pocket and was said to have run


towards Moore's farmhouse, but no forensic evidence was found on


Moore's clothes or at his home. Patrick Robertshaw is a retired


judge. He has got serious concerns about the case.


At the time of the shootings, Moore's house was already


surrounded. No-one could get in or out.


For weeks afterwards, there was a massive search. The army were even


called in, but the gun was never found. Failure to recover the


murder weapon almost inevitably means that fee killer was not at


the scene afterwards, but had gone away from the scene taking the


murder weapon with him. Moore's oldest daughter Pat was


questioned about her father's alibi. He said he was at home in bed at


the time of the murders, but she says police wanted her to say her


father came in much later - AFTER the time the policemen were shot.


Instead of sticking up for my father, they wanted me to say what


they wanted me to say. The only real evidence against


Moore came from PC Jagger, who was fatally wounded, but survived for


just over 24 hours - long enough to identify his murderer.


At an identity parade around his hospital bed, PC Jagger picked out


Moore. He also made a statement naming him


as the killer. Throughout the procedure, Alfred Moore was on his


own. If you are on an investigation as part of the double murder and at


a time when the death penalty applied, you might have thought he


would have been afforded the legal protection that he deserved.


was the evidence accurate and reliable? Moreover, was it enough


to send a man to the gallows? We have asked a professor of


anaesthesia to examine the case. From medical evidence produced at


Moore's trial, he does not believe the police officer was in a fit


state to give reliable evidence. had received drugs which it are


renowned for their effect on the main to, the brain and the


perception of events. I think one would have to summarise that has in


been your neck and acute state of confusion.


Professor Hopkins found PC Jagger would still have been affected by


two doses of morphine, as well as anaesthetics.


He was also bleeding to death from an internal injury which surgeons


had failed to spot. There are all sorts of confusing and delirious


states of mind that can be present in someone who appears to be alert


and rational. If I had been his daughter and advising him and the


police and the magistrates, I would have said, do not even contemplate


using this evidence. In February 1952, it was a national day of


mourning as King George the 6th died. Later that day, Alfred Moore


I was upstairs I was upstairs and on the steps. My mother was on


their hallway and she, and the core where we knew he was going to die,


just broke down and and eight broke down to.


But if Alfred Moore did not kill the two police officers, who did?


Steve Lawson has been to Fleetwood in Lancashire to meet a man who


claimed to know the truth. John Mead was the son of Clifford Mead,


a criminal associate of Alfred Moore. We arranged to meet in here.


When we got in deeper conversation, he said that on her deathbed, his


wife said that it was him who had actually killed a policeman.


John Mead has died, but he gave Steve a signed statement naming his


father as the killer. Alfred Moore's case is with the


Criminal Cases Review Commission. We have passed them our fresh


evidence. A decision is expected soon on whether the case will go


back to the Court of Appeal. Two brave policemen were shot down


in cold blood, but it looks increasingly likely that the wrong


man could have been hanged. It has brought some hope. There is some


hope that one day my father may be pardoned. When that happens, I can


talk proudly about 10 and hold my head up high. They were told to the


that the case would not go back to the review court and they are now


applying for a judicial review. Coming up, the return of It's A


With just 12 shopping days left to Christmas, retailers are bracing


themselves for some of the worst trading conditions in living memory.


So spare a thought for Dewsbury. It is said to have more empty shops


than any other Yorkshire town. Asha Tanna has been back there for


Inside Out to see if there are any signs of a festive upturn in sales.


This is supposed to be the busiest time of the year if you are a


shopkeeper. But will the optimism of this


festive switch-on help to set the cash tills ringing here in


Dewsbury? I believe we're doing as much as can to make this the


As the festive sparkle gives way to Denner -- daylight, be problems


become apparent. We have become what was a bustling town, to 1pm on


a Saturday, you can stand at my door and you might only see one or


two people. There are businesses investing in Dewsbury that field


the town has a future. I think here, we have got an opportunity to


revive the town, and put ourselves on the map. The latest figures for


vacant shops are shown nationally, Dewsbury is the 4th worst for a


town of its size. And still the worst in the Horn of Yorkshire. I


have come back to Dewsbury a year after I first looked at how the


recession had affected the town. I wanted to see if those figures were


there. Dewsbury is a market town, and it is the stalls here which


have traditionally been the lifeblood of the retail trade.


and 75. Ken has been betrayed a hit for more than a quarter of a


century. He has seen good times and lean. We have had 15 to 20 good


years. The last four and five years have been harder. Why do you think


that is? With more competition, supermarkets, late night shopping.


Stuff like that. It makes a difference. Despite the figures, a


good few of the shops that I saw last year that were empty have now


opened again and are trading. It is a Saturday and it should be busier


than less. It has been a year since I saw you, how his trade? At the


moment, not good at all. We are currently down approximately...


Light many trade is in deep -- like many traders in the Daisy Hill area,


Mark Rourke's business is struggling. He is hoping he will


see a pre-Christmas sales boost but he is not optimistic. It is


diabolical at the motion -- at the moment. Some days, we do not take a


penny. Well you'll be here all day and we will not take any money.


When you know you have got bills to pay, and you'll rates which are


constantly creeping up, you run the shop for nine hours and you don't


take any money, you go home sometimes and think, is it worth


it? Why am I bothering? Are you worried about closing down? I said


club months ago, if things did not improve I would shut up and move


towns, but I'm not going to give up on Dewsbury. Near by, and


neighbouring shop is faring even worse. Last time, the photos centre


is struggling. This time it looks like it is falling apart, literally.


Business was so bad that David had planned to retire this year and


shut up shop. The building has become so dangerous, it has had to


be propped up. But passport photos and a new line in dry cleaning has


kept the business afloat. I got a letter saying I would consider


leaving, because of the dilapidated state of the building. They were


not forcing me. As I chose to say, it would be my responsibility. If


there building falls down it will fall down. Retirement is the only


option. Who do you blame, and what can be done? I don't think Kirklees


accounts will have helped a lot, to me, they don't mean -- Council,


they don't seem interested in Dewsbury. I think more free parking


would help. People say they do not come here because they have got to


go to a centre where it is free. have an incentive scheme for free


parking, whereby if customers spend in the town centre, there is a car


park where they can redeem the cost of parking. For many, this building


represents Dewsbury's declined -- declined. Change is happening but


that does smile -- but at a snail's pace. Pioneer House stands derelict.


The only apparent physical change in the last year has been the


removal of the scaffolding. It was to have been the centrepiece of a


retail revival, as part of a �150 million investment in Dewsbury. But


the developers went bust, and the council won a compulsory purchase


order to take back the building. have spent millions taking that


building into public ownership, and we will spend further millions


bringing the iconic building back into use. 12 months ago, I went to


see Taz Marshall who had just begun to share her comic shop at a scene


stress -- we do seem stress. How has the last year been? Really well.


We have now gone into profit with our first year, that business has


built up. Dewsbury is considered the 4th worst town in the country,


is it really that bad? It has improved. Since October last year


until now, we have had 21 new businesses opening in town.


there is no better to showcase that Thant looking at one of the town's


newest shops. An upmarket gents outfitters and bespoke tailors,


which left one of the -- led one of the most exclusive names in retell


to relocate here. Why did you leave Harvey Nichols? We wanted to have a


niche in the market. If we opened up in Leeds, we would have been


annulled T4 couple of months. In Dewsbury, we have an opportunity to


revive the town and put ourselves on the map. When you started seeing


the vacant shops, but the alarm bells ring? No, we thought it would


be a great opportunity. We have got an ideal space. Fantastic location,


a stone's throw away from a train station. We wanted to have its to


have a good feel. What you think Dewsbury needs to do to attract


businesses like ourselves? -- yourself? The council can see where


the problems are. They have got the money, even if it means doing a


shop front to revitalise its. The ball is in their court. What more


can I say? They need to be more proactive. Traders have told me


that they feel like they are the poor cousin of Huddersfield, they


are not getting their first -- their fair share from Kirklees


council. We are doing whatever we can in very difficult times for the


council. We have invested over �2 million in a new customer service


centre which means for the population of 200,000 in North


Kirklees, this will be the premier place for them to come and access


face-to-face Council, NHS and police services. That will bring


football into the town centre. There are some encouraging signs,


but will it be enough for the traders of Dewsbury? I have seen a


lot of empty shops, but I have seen them filling up at the moment.


Nobody has a magic wand, do they? The countdown to Christmas has


begun in Dewsbury, and trading traders are hoping a prosperous few


weeks lie ahead. Long-term It's A Knockout it is the legendary


1970s television programme where people fell of obstacles, but got


drenched but always came off smiling. 35 years ago, a team from


Yorkshire had a brief taste of TV stardom when they appeared on the


programme. Stuart Hall has been back to Kirklees to see whether the


spirit of it to knockouts -- It's A Knockout still survives.


A glorious day. It always is! It is not exactly Rome or Paris, we do


not have monuments, we do not have a piazza, but we have a rather


charming town hall. Altogether, it is really pleasing to the ear.


THEME. Do you hear what I here? Are you thinking but I am thinking? It


heralds crazy antics, mad frolicking, lots of balloons!


People going absolutely berserk! Yes, it is the Greatest Show on


Earth, It's A Knockout! It was just like one big happy family until you


actually got down to the games. ended up being the back end of the


horse. The costume broke as I went up the ladder but that might have


been premeditated. The summer of 1976 was the hottest in living


memory. Back then, Eileen Marchant and Dave Millman were a trifle


younger and fitter than they are now. 100 people applied for the


Kirklees team, only 15 were chosen. We had to do things like climb up a


rope as many times as you could in a minute. Press ups and the shops.


I have to swim as well which is not my strength. The chief Luddite,


Uncle Eddie Waring! Eddie Waring was one of my favourites, being a


rugby player. If I could get in that, it would be really good fun.


A team captain was Rob Blackshaw. He had been on the show before, and


he had learned a few things along the way. It's taught me how to


cheat within the confines of the game. How or it could be best done.


Not to show everybody how good you were in practice. Do you remember


1976? Cleckheaton was awash. The sky was black but we still had a


fantastic It's A Knockout. This is where the team got their first team


of the -- taste of the game, battling against Leeds and


Doncaster or on a muggy field. I remember it well! It was the


wettest day we had had all summer! A local film club recorded once


went on. The Games, you might think, are very simple, crude and


rudimentary. Let me put you right. They were simple, of crude, and


rudimentary. Hello, Eddie! The pride of Yorkshire, what a great


man he was. He was always doleful until the camera was on him, and


then suddenly, he would be very enthusiastic. He was a dear heart.


We got on very well. In the pouring rain, it was time for Kirklees to


put their training to the test. actually went in as the underdogs.


Everybody was convinced that Leeds were going to win. But we felt we


got the upper hand, we trained, we practised the games. And we were on


top of our game. Are you ready, teams? I remember being wet, cold,


catching flour bags. Flower got catapulted towards us, we had to


catch as many as we could. I think you just concentrated on your own


game and just tried to do your best. Paul Dallas's training did not


prepare him for his task, kicking footballs while wearing a Humpty


Dumpty outfit. What I can remember is I put this Humpty Dumpty outfit


on, and you cannot see anything, I was desperate to try and cheap. Try


and get a little crack so I could see what they were saying, but I


could not. Take! Kick! Right, right, right! I remember getting Hawker --


hotter and hotter in this costume, a bit claustrophobic and very


disorientated. I did not know where I was meant to be facing. It is


probably not my proudest, and that remains the only time I have ever


been on television. It is a sad affair if that is my only claim for


framed! Show me that motion again. That was magic! Their legs! Leeds


were still the favourites but Kirklees a hand in the end --


A mistake! Kirklees have done it! We felt like total heroes. The


crowd just went balmy. It was such a big deal at the time. We were


like football stars, we did a lap of honour, waving at everybody with


people cheering. It was great. The any disappointing thing was that we


were going to Jeux Sans Frontieres, but it was at Leeds! So, later that


summer, Kirklees took on Europe. It was the big time! But they have not


got out of Yorkshire! I remember just the enormous crowd


that was there. One of the highlights was watching the Germans


training, they were ever so efficient. Until the day came, they


made some mistakes and they also pick -- fell to pieces and we


thought it was our chance. Now we have the joker of Great Britain


being played on game at four. The first big test was a game where


Kirklees played their joker which meant they had to win. I was


dressed up underneath a huge costumed with a duck speak on and


flippers. I got through to a -- the final, it was me and a Dutch lad. I


can remember running over a bridge, I was ahead, just. And just diving


into the straw, and we could not find the ball. We were up on the


hill at the back, and we could see roughly where the white ball and


the black balls were going. So we just sort of intimated, top right,


left to right -- top left. So he had an inkling as to where the


correct balls were. I seem to remember coming out with it, and I


was just ecstatic! You did well. And off they go! A ended up being


back end of the horse. The lad in front of me had a belt, so if I


fell, he would drag me anyway. as the final results came in,


Kirklees had the chance to be champions of Europe, in a manner of


speaking. Kirklees win with 45 points! It was


a fantastic India it -- experience. We all enjoyed it, now, it would


not be allowed under health and safety rules and regulations.


you very much, people of Yorkshire! 35 years later, some of that


triumphant team are back together, for one last go It's A Knockout. OK,


we are all a bit older, but the knockout spirit is still there.


Here is a number one. Don't worry about the rules, it is all about


water guns, trying to stay upright, and not falling in the water. Now


there is an inflatable Oxford -- obstacle course. It looks so


simple! Let's wait and see. Ilene is having a few problems. Did the


girl a cheque, she is doing her For what it is worth, Jonathan is


the winner. And we have all had a great time.


Get him, Jonathan, get him! Get him!


Sadly, since that film was made, one of the competitors, Jonathan,


who you saw in the swimming pool, has died. That is all from us in


Jamie Coulson investigates claims that a miscarriage of justice led to an innocent man being executed, Asha Tanna finds out how retailers are doing in the run-up to Christmas, and Stuart Hall remembers the British institution which was It's A Knockout.

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