Evidence caught on camera….
29th September 2010
The news of the day is that of David Miliband’s faux pas at the expense of his brother Ed, the new leader of the labour party.
As reported by The Independent today, the former Foreign Secretary, who backed the 2003 invasion, sat stony-faced as Ed Miliband declared at the party’s Manchester conference that Labour was “wrong to take Britain to war and we need to be honest about that”.
David Miliband’s anger boiled over when Harriet Harman, Labour’s deputy leader, joined the applause for his brother’s attack. “You voted for it, why are you clapping?” David asked her in a remark picked up by an ITV News microphone.
You never know who might be watching or listening and with the vast array of digital recording and video devices it is becoming easier and easier to preserve content. It is highly unusual these days to find a mobile phone without video and voice recording capability and that is before even considering the increase in CCTV systems being installed in UK towns and cities.
We have seen a steady rise in the number of digital forensic cases we handle involving video and voice recorded evidence (http://cyfor.co.uk//forensic-services/audio-video-forensics). As in the case of Ed and David Miliband, this footage can often have serious repercussions and when providing the prosecution or defence in a criminal or civil case, it can prove to be crucial evidence.