Daniel Scott jailed for manslaughter of Clive Wilcox in Bournemouth twelve years ago
A BOURNEMOUTH man has been jailed for manslaughter after a 12-year investigation from Dorset Police.
Daniel Scott was sentenced to five years and one month in prison at Winchester Crown Court yesterday after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of 42-year-old Clive Wilcox.
Mr Wilcox was assaulted just before midnight on Friday 4th May 2001 outside the One Stop store along Wimborne Road in Winton. The victim received a serious head injury and died at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital the following night.
Dorset Police launched an extensive investigation – taking over 500 statements and speaking to 2,710 people.
Speaking after yesterday’s sentencing, Inspector Stewart Balmer from Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team said: “We are pleased Daniel Scott pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity.
“This was a tragic incident that resulted in an innocent man losing his life and Daniel Scott was responsible for Clive Wilcox’s death.
“My thoughts are with Clive’s family. I thank them for their patience and cooperation throughout the years and I hope that today’s result will bring some resolution and closure for them,”
Scott was stopped as part of a routine check by customs officials at St Pancras International Station in London on 13th June 2013, following suspicions about his passport.
Fingerprint checks showed he was wanted in connection with Mr Wilcox’s death. Scott was charged with manslaughter and the possession of a false UK passport on Friday 6th September 2013 and pleaded guilty at Winchester Crown Court.
Inspector Balmer added: “This sentence brings an extensive and lengthy investigation, which spanned 12 years, to a close.
“Key hurdles were the many young witnesses who were too scared to come forward and the fact the CCTV outside Winton’s One Stop shop was not working at the time. Daniel Scott was always a suspect and he was circulated as wanted.
“This case has highlighted that we will not give up and are committed to bringing offenders to justice.”