Film maker’s new evidence claims over Angus Sibbet murder

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A DOCUMENTARY maker claims he has uncovered new evidence which clears two men of one of Wearside’s most notorious murders.

Neil Jackson has spent two years investigating the shooting of slot machine collector Angus Sibbet, whose body was found in the back seat of his Jaguar car in South Hetton in January 1967.

Michael Luvaglio and Dennis Stafford were convicted of the killing and served 12 years.

Both men have always maintained their innocence.

Neil Jackson says his investigation has involved re-examining more than 160 witness statements reportedly disregarded by police at the time.

He also followed the route the two men are supposed to have driven with Angus Sibbet’s body in the back of the car.

His evidence has been passed to the Criminal Case Review Commission, along with the findings of a US-based photographic expert.

Prof Ian Wright was a local press photographer at the time of the murder and has examined pictures from the murder investigation.

“What we have found is quite astounding and shows some very major failings in the original investigation,” said Mr Jackson.