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
    43        summer?
    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

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