A MAN convicted of the brutal murder of a woman in his Ellesmere Port flat is fighting to uncover new evidence he claims will clear his name.
Chris Reed and partner Kathy Williams, both from Ellesmere Port, were called ‘sadistic’ by the judge that ordered them them to serve life sentences for the killing of Lorraine Jones, from Leeswood, near Mold.
The 45-year-old mother-of-one was murdered at their flat in Westminster Road in 2005 and her body was dumped at a beauty spot in Snowdonia.
But Reed claims he was asleep while his girlfriend, who he now calls ‘Murderess Williams’, beat, stabbed and strangled Miss Jones.
He claims North Wales Police is withholding evidence which proves an officer from the force gave false information. He is now being supported by Campaign group Joint Enterprise – Not Guilty by Association.
Reed has claimed a police officer told the jury in his trial that his blood stained shirt and jeans had been dumped in a ditch.
He claims his clothes were in a police station along with CCTV footage proving his innocence.
Campaign group Joint Enterprise – Not Guilty by Association (JENGbA) is now supporting Reed in his fight.
Co-ordinator Gloria Morrison said the CCTV footage had been viewed by Reed’s former lawyer.
She said: “Chris has just secured a new solicitor and the next step for him is to recover this evidence.
“Once he does that he hopes to go on to appeal his case.”
Reed has appealed his conviction before, but the case was dismissed at London’s Criminal Appeal Court in 2007.
Miss Morrison said: “If Chris can show this new evidence to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) he’ll be able to appeal again.
North Wales Police did not wish to comment on the allegations.