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Selected Testimonials

Murder Trial - "just a personal note to thank you for your assistance, help and guidance as you afforded my officers in the above mentioned trial. The way in which you gave your evidence and assisted the court was a great credit to you and I am in no doubt impacted on the jury.” Chief Superintendent, Dorset Police."
Successful Knot Analysis - "as a result of your cooperation, this matter was brought to a successful conclusion. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your valuable assistance.” Detective Chief Inspector, City of London Police."
Hanging investigation - " can I take this opportunity to thank you for your most valuable assistance, which contributed greatly to the decision not to proceed with allegation. The various reports submitted were explained in simple terms. ” Defence Lawyers, Birmingham."

Useful Contacts

A number of useful contacts and references are available
1. UK Register of Expert Witnesses – published by J S Publications
Address: J S Publications, P O Box 505, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7TF
Website: www.jspubs.com
e mail: yw@jspubs.com
Editor: Dr Chris Pamplin
Tel: 01638 561590 fax: 560924

2. International Guild of Knot Tyers
Secretary: Nigel Harding
e mail: secretary@igkt.net
Tel: 01825 760425 fax: 761371

3. Forensic Science Society
Address: Clarke House, 18a Mount Parade, Harrogate, N Yorks HG1 1BX
Website: www.forensic-science-society.org.uk
e mail: president@forensic-science-society.org.uk
Tel: 01423 506068 fax: 566391

4. National Crime & Operations Faculty
Address: National Crime & Operations Faculty
Centrex, Bramshill, Hook, Hants RG27 0JW
Website: www.centrex.police.uk
Tel: 01256 602777
Fax: 01256 602352

5. Virtual Reconstructions Ltd – Mr Andrew Postlethwaite
Address: P.O. Box 290, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 2XR
e mail: andrew@virtualreconstructions.com
Tel: 01626 335918 fax: 01626 335948 m. 07786 541896



  • The Knot Book ISBN 0-7160-0704-5

Geoffrey Budworth

  • The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots & Ropework - ISBN 1-84039-146-1

Geoffrey Budworth

  • The Book of Practical Knots - ISBN 0-7136-5456-2

Geoffrey Budworth

  • Sailing Knots - ISBN 0-600-60096-3

Geoffrey Budworth

  • The Handbook of Knots - ISBN 0-7513-0536-7

Des Pawson

  • The Forensic Analysis of Knots & Ligatures - ISBN 0-9622305-2-9

Robert Chisnall

  • The Ashley book of Knots - ISBN 0-571-09659 x

Clifford Ashley



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