The long-lost bootlace that could clear name of killer Michael Stone
Daily Express|May 11, 2021
A BOOTLACE found at the scene of the Lin and Megan Russell murders could be “absolutely huge” in the campaign by their convicted killer to clear his name, it was claimed yesterday.
John Twomey

A BOOTLACE found at the scene of the Lin and Megan Russell murders could be “absolutely huge” in the campaign by their convicted killer to clear his name, it was claimed yesterday.

Michael Stone is serving life sentences for the murders of the mum and daughter, who were found bludgeoned to death in Kent in July 1996.

Lin’s other daughter, Josie, then nine, suffered severe head injuries in the attack.

The potentially vital clue was recently recovered after it had been lost by police for 14 years.

DNA testing on the lace could “undoubtedly point away” from Stone, said his lawyer. It could also remove any doubt that he is the killer.

Lin, 45, and Megan, six, were murdered in Chillenden, Kent, as they walked home following a swimming gala.

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