Day 203 - 12 Jan 96 - Page 02
1 Friday, 12th January, 1996
3 MR. JUSTICE BELL: You were going to call Mr. Skehel, were you?
5 MR. RAMPTON: Yes. He is here.
7 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Before you do so, I am to take the statement
8 of Timothy Taylor as read, am I -- because I will make a
9 note to that effect.
11 MR. RAMPTON: If your Lordship pleases, yes. Mr. Skehel, would
12 you go into the witness box, please?
14 MR. NEIL SKEHEL, sworn
15 Examined by Mr. Rampton
17 MR. RAMPTON: Mr. Skehel, do you think you could find in the
18 shelves behind you, please, a volume with a yellow back to
19 it, XB, and then please turn to tab 34C? Is there
20 something there with your name at the top?
21 A. Indeed.
23 Q. Could you look to the end of that typewritten document. It
24 has 14 pages.
25 A. Yes.
27 Q. There is a signature at the bottom of that page 14. Is
28 that your signature?
29 A. This is not signed.
31 Q. I am so sorry. Perhaps you could -----
33 MR. JUSTICE BELL: It is in the same form, is it?
35 MR. RAMPTON: It is, my Lord, yes. (To the witness): Can you
36 look at the end of that, please; there is your signature.
37 I think it was signed yesterday?
38 A. Yes.
40 Q. Is that a statement you have made for the purposes of these
41 proceedings, dealing with your contacts with Mr. Ray Coton
42 and others in 1991, early part of 1991, through to the
44 A. Yes.
46 Q. Have you read it recently?
47 A. Yes.
49 Q. Now, subject to a number of things which I want to ask you
50 about in a moment, is that statement true?
51 A. Yes.
53 Q. Just a couple of things, Mr. Skehel. Can I ask, please,
54 how old you are?
55 A. 32.
57 Q. 32. What is your date of birth?
58 A. 27.11.63.
60 Q. Thank you. Can you look at the front page of your