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Expert Witness Today, 10:45am - 11:15amon BBC One HD (London)
  • Oct 28, 2021
  • Latest News

Fibre Trails and Diamonds airs on BBC One today (available on BBC iplayer)

With so many forensic techniques available, detectives and expert witnesses can sometimes disagree on how best to search for evidence. In 2006, a team investigating three notorious cold cases in Pembrokeshire were convinced DNA analyses would hold the answers. But when that drew a blank, they had to rethink their approach entirely. What followed was the forensic equivalent of a trial of breadcrumbs that eventually led to the killer. Expert witnesses help solve all types of crime, not just violent ones. Our next case is an unusual case of fraud. It involved diamonds and expensive wine, and cost some victims their entire life savings. The fraudster might have got away with it, but an expert witness with a very unusual specialism was finally able to reveal the evidence that secured a prosecution. We go to a diamond lab in Birmingham to investigate how gemstone expert Richard Taylor uncovered the fatal flaw in this devastating diamond investment scam.

The programme features expert witness Richard Taylor.
Richard is a recognised international expert in diamonds and gemmology. with experise in the valuations of Jewellery, gems, and diamonds. Gem and diamond testing, for criminal civil including publicly funded cases, Expert in the valuation of Watches, Silver, Antiques and Coins. Insurance, Sale, security, probate, division of assets, and divorce.