Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Technology Might Be the Key to Riddle

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Technology Might Be the Key to Riddle

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Byline: Katie Davies Chief Reporter katie.davies@ncjmedia.co.uk

NEW technology could clear the names of the "one armed bandit" killers, 48 years after the notorious murder.

Michael Luvaglio was convicted of the gangland shooting of Angus Sibbet in 1967 after the businessman's bullet-ridden body was found in the back of his Jaguar.

Luvaglio spent 12 years in some of Britain's most infamous prisons with his accomplice Dennis Stafford, before the pair were released on life licence. The murder inspired the film Get Carter.

But now - in a last-ditch bid to overturn his conviction on the anniversary of the killing - Luvaglio and his team of supporters have hired a forensic reconstruction specialist to re-create the road collision, which linked them to the murder in South Hetton, County Durham, in 3D. Specialist Andrew Postlethwaite recreated the damage caused to two Jaguar cars - one belonging to the victim and the other driven by Stafford and Luvaglio - on the night of the murder. …

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