The detective who led the Jill Dando murder investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Hamish Campbell, has said that he still thinks that the cleared suspect, Barry George, was the person who shot the TV presenter.
In the new Netflix three-part documentary, Campbell said that the shooter’s identity is “no mystery at all”. The detective had helped to get George imprisoned for eight years, but he was eventually released after a retrial.
One moment in the documentary sees Campbell being asked if he thinks George is responsible for Dando’s death, and he replies, “I did, yes,” before adding, “I don’t think I’ve changed my mind.”
The show portrays Dando as “the golden girl of British television, second only to Princess Diana in terms of public affection”, with the first episode centring on her murder that occurred on April 26th, 1999, outside her house in Fulham.
Dando’s murderer had come up behind her as she put her keys in the door to lock it, told her to kneel on the floor and shot a single bullet into her head, killing her instantly.
The rest of the series sees first-hand accounts of her family, colleagues and friends, explores several theories as to the truth of her death, and the details of Barry Georges’ arrest and acquittal.
Check out the trailer for Who Killed Jill Dando below.