Detective ‘cell siting places phone near crime scene’

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

A detective has told how cell siting technology has placed the mobile phone of a man accused of murder in the vicinity of the scene on the night, a court heard. Jason Taylor, 21, of Westfield, Lostock Hall, denies murdering Adam Wilson, 25, in a knife attack at his ex-girlfriend Jodie Emery’s home on September 22 last year. Preston Crown Court previously heard he left his phone at her house on Albrighton Crescent – but returned after the alleged attack and asked for it. DC Paul Hope, of Lancashire Police, told Preston Crown Court cell siting was his area of expertise. He explained his interpretation of the findings of a survey of ingoing and outgoing calls and texts to and from Taylor’s mobile on the night in question, as well as 
wi-fi hotspot connections. The court heard the evidence, which involves pinpointing the phone’s location by using data from mobile phone masts, indicated Taylor’s phone was in the vicinity of Greenfield Drive, where his mother lives, earlier in the evening. However, a 40-second phone call made from his phone to Jodie Emery’s, at 10.46pm, showed his phone had moved to the direction of her home at Albrighton Crescent, where the […]

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