The nine-year-old skeleton of David Ackroyd is discovered in Thames mudflats. Ackroyd was clearly shot but in 1999 Luke Slade was convicted of his murder although no corpse was found and an unreliable witness claimed that Slade told him he had stabbed his victim. Whilst in jail Slade has become skilled in the law and wins himself a re-trial, putting James Steel's career on the line in the process. Fortunately for Steel, a visit to Slade's old cell-mate yields results. Written by
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David Ackroyd was murdered on December 24, 1999. Luke Slade was convicted of his murder on March 30, 2000. See more
[examining the victim's watch
Ah, this brand, they all have a code - two letters and two digits. Now, the letters give you the month; the digits give you the year. Now... this was manufactured in June 1978.
Yeah, that's very good, sir, but we was hoping you might be able to tell us who the owner of the timepiece was, you see.
Oh, have patience, patience. You know what happens when everything is a rush?
People accept shit.