In December 1988 a white prostitute was brutally killed in Cardiff's Butetown community - otherwise known as Tiger Bay - a crime for which three black men were convicted. Yet many believe this to have been a serious miscarriage of justice and two of the three have now been given leave to appeal. This book examines the case and attempts to uncover the truth of what happened when Lynette White died, how it happened and why. Setting the crime against a background of other urban multi-racial communities, this book is as much about Britain's prevailing social conditions as those in Cardiff. In its depiction of character and analysis of the issues it attempts to form a contribution to the understanding of race relations as they exist in Britain today.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1994. Softcover / Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. First edition. Softcover. On St. Valentine's Day 1988, prostitute Lynette White was hacked to death in a flat above a bookie's in Cardiff's docklands, the place they used to call Tiger Bay. In the longest murder trial, at the time, in British legal history, three black men were wrongly given life sentences for that crime. The author has opened up the infamous case of Lynette White, from the low-life world she inhabited to the awfulness of the murder itself and on to the shameful miscarriage of justice that ensued. This is a unique portrait of life and death in '90s inner-city Britain and a gripping story of a battle for justice. With Epilogue. 192pp. trade size softcover. Includes several printed pages, reproduced from the internet, relating to the arrest and trial, 15 years later in 2003, of security guard Jeffrey Gafoor who confessed to the killing, having been traced by the police through DNA evidence left at the scene of the murder. Lightly browned pp. Nr. Vg. Bookseller Inventory # 16557