Inquiry into case of Timothy John Evans (Brabin Inquiry): Transcripts and Papers

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Inquiry into case of Timothy John Evans (Brabin Inquiry): Transcripts and Papers

The series consists of documents made available to and created by the Inquiry into the case of Timothy John Evans (Brabin Inquiry). They include transcripts of evidence given at trials of Evans and John Christie, statements by witnesses, transcripts of daily proceedings, manuscript notes by Mr Justice Brabin, drafts of report and sundry administrative papers.


Mostly chronological within subject classification

Related Material:
Papers relating to the earlier Scott Henderson Inquiry (1953) into the case, pressure for a further investigation and the appointment of the Brabin Inquiry can be found in HO 45/25652 -25660.
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Inquiry into the case of Timothy John Evans, 1965-1966
Physical description:
70 file(s)
Access conditions:
Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:
Cabinet Office , from 1991
Series is accruing
Publication note:
See also Public Record Office Source Sheet, 32
Administrative / biographical background:

The Inquiry was set up by the Home Secretary, Sir Frank Soskice, in 1965 to examine the case of Timothy Evans, accused of murdering his wife and daughter, later convicted of murdering his daughter and hanged in 1950. The Inquiry, chaired by Hon Sir Daniel Brabin, was held in public at the Royal Court of Justice.The main hearings were held between 22 November 1965 and 21 January 1966; two sessions were private, though a transcript survives for only one of these. The report of the Inquiry (Cmnd 3101) was presented to Parliament in October 1966.

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