Suzy Lamplugh homicide suspect John Cannan whinges about being ‘upset’ at cops probing him in moaning jail letter


SUZY Lamplugh homicide suspect John Cannan has written a self-pitying letter from behind bars by which he taunts cops with chilling references to his bloody previous.

The boastful intercourse killer, behind bars for rape and homicide of one other lady, claims police are “assassinating” his character.

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John Cannan is the prime suspect within the disappearance and homicide of Suzy Lamplugh[/caption]

And he provides within the toadying be aware, seen by the Sunday Mirror and handed on to cops, that he feels  “deeply upset” by an ongoing dig at his mum’s former house.

Cannan, 64, says that he even wished to “throw myself off the constructing” after studying of the recent police probe.

He writes: “On the time I used to be dwelling my life very a lot within the shadows due to what I used to be doing, so take nothing at face worth.

“Unusual actually, the fact of my life is a lot extra fascinating but it has been buried.”

Suzy Lamplugh
Property agent Suzy Lamplugh, 25, disappeared after going to fulfill a shopper named solely as Mr Kipper in 1986
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Cannan has denied involvement in 25-year-old property agent Suzy’s disappearance in 1986.

She vanished after leaving her workplace to indicate a property to a shopper identified solely as Mr Kipper in Fulham, South West London.

Cannan was set free of jail on day launch simply days earlier than Suzy disappeared.

However his be aware, written from HMP Full Sutton, York, says he’s “powerless” to defend himself.

He writes: “The police ­assassination of me has upset me deeply. Worse, I’m in no place to answer to it so I really feel powerless.”

Final week The Solar on Sunday revealed bombshell police interview tapes displaying how Cannan was requested level clean “what have you ever executed together with her physique”.

Suzy was kidnapped in 1986 and declared lifeless in 1994, presumed murdered

The 18 hours of VHS cassettes had been present in a garbage tip.

Their discovery in Sutton, South West London, got here as police continued digging up the backyard of his mom’s outdated home in Sutton Coldfield, West Mids.

At one level within the tapes Cannan confesses: “I’ve dedicated crime, I’ve executed many issues improper in my life, issues that consider me I’m genuinely sorry for, one or two issues I haven’t even been caught for.’’

One other time useless Cannan asks for a comb, saying as he stands in entrance a mirror straightening his hair: “I need to look horrible.”

Clearly marked with the title John Cannan, the movies date from the Met’s Operation Phoebus — a re-investigation of the Lamplugh case in 2000.

They had been handed to The Solar on Sunday by a involved member of the general public.

The Solar on Sunday obtained unique footage of Suzy Lamplugh suspect John Cannan throughout police quiz on 18 hours of VHS tapes
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The actual fact the tapes had been seemingly dumped raises additional questions on elements of the police probe.

Earlier The Solar revealed lead detective Malcolm Hackett fell out with Suzy’s campaigning mum Diana as a result of he believed she was behind media experiences linking Cannan to Suzy.

The detective superintendent so resented her calls for to query Cannan that he didn’t interview him correctly, put him in ID line-ups or verify his alibi for the day Suzy vanished.

Retired Det Supt Jim Dickie, who led Operation Phoebus, stated of the tapes: “I discover it unimaginable they’ve been discovered on this approach.

“There has clearly been a severe safety breach.”

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Police are persevering with to scour the home that had belonged to Cannan’s mum[/caption]

Mr Dickie devised the interview technique and watched the grillings from an adjoining room on TV.

Former automotive salesman Cannan had been given three life sentences with a advice he by no means be launched for the homicide of Shirley Banks in Bristol, in October 1987.

He was additionally jailed for the tried kidnap of Julia Holman the earlier night time and the rape of a lady in Studying a yr earlier.

He’s additionally a suspect in killing of Bournemouth insurance coverage clerk Sandra Court docket.

He was questioned over three days in December 2000 at Hammersmith police station in West London after transferring from Full Sutton jail in Yorkshire.

Additional interviews had been later carried out at a Yorkshire police station.

Mr Dickie stated Cannan behaved “like his regular boastful self”.

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Police are looking for the stays of Suzy Lamplugh in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands[/caption]

He stated: “He had placed on numerous weight by then and his physique language was very boastful to start with.

“He tried to take over the interviews. Our technique was to let him discuss and say his bit to start with. However his complete manner modified as we began to place the proof to him and he started to look uncomfortable.

“He didn’t actually reply the questions and he appeared like he wished he was elsewhere. He tried to maneuver the interviews off at a tangent.

“It was finally put to him he had murdered Suzy and he was requested what he did together with her physique. No rationalization was forthcoming.”

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Piles of earth will be seen as police forensics dig within the backyard[/caption]

Privately educated Cannan first instructed detectives: “I don’t actually see, as issues at the moment stand what else there’s to be stated. Mrs Lamplugh thinks I’ve executed it.

“I’ve invited Mrs Lamplugh to return to Frankland Jail to query me.

“I’ve stated I’ll take a lie detector take a look at, the reality drug. I’ll go on something anybody needs me to do.”

He tells Det Chief Insp Stuart Ault: “Mrs Lamplugh believes I’ve killed her daughter. I haven’t.”

At one level he’s supplied water and jokes: “Is there something to go together with it?”

Because the questioning continues, Mr Ault tells Cannan: “That is all in regards to the tracing, elimination of suspects . . . and I wish to discuss to you about ambiguities in three interviews you gave in 1988, 89, and 90.

“New proof has additionally come to mild as a part of that overview and that’s why you’re right here.”


Cannan is instructed that three copies of the tapes might be made and one might be made obtainable for him and his authorized workforce.

Cannon politely tells officers he doesn’t wish to converse to them, moans about his therapy and claims cops had been leaking particulars of earlier investigations.

Visibly dropping his mood for the primary time, Cannan raises his voice as he tells DCI Ault: “Sir, I don’t belief you. I believe you’re duplicitous.

“I’m not saying you’re, I’m not saying you personally, I believe one thing is happening that’s improper.”

When Mr Ault interrupts, Cannan fires again: “Let me end, I haven’t fairly completed sir, not fairly. You aren’t concerned in a prosecution, you’re concerned in a persecution.”

After Operation Phoebus ended, the Crown Prosecution Service determined there was inadequate proof to cost Cannan.

However in November 2002 the Met took the bizarre step of naming him as their prime suspect for Suzy’s homicide.

She vanished on 28 July 1986 after going to fulfill a shopper named Mr Kipper to indicate him two properties in Fulham, South West London.


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