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Last Updated: Sunday, 2 November, 2003, 22:15 GMT
Policeman admits e-fit likeness
Stuart Lewis
Inspector Lewis was secretly filmed by Panorama

A serving police officer who bears a remarkable likeness to an e-fit of someone seen near the scene of the Clydach murders, has admitted that he should have been arrested during the case.

Inspector Stuart Lewis, was secretly filmed by the Panorama team after agreeing to a meeting, but not to an interview.

During the covert filming, Inspector Lewis admitted that he should have been called in for questioning, along with his identical twin brother Stephen, also a serving South Wales Police officer.

Eyewitness Nicola Williams was driving home in the early hours of the morning at the time of the killings when she saw a man walking briskly up the hill near the murder scene.

No charges

Nicola Williams
Nicola Williams saw a man near the murder scene
She called the police after hearing about the murders the following day and produced an e-fit which bears a resemblance to Inspector Stuart Lewis.

The E-fit also resembled his identical twin brother Sgt Stephen Lewis. Sgt Lewis was later identified in a video line-up but was not charged with anything.

David Morris, a local builder's labourer with a criminal record for drunkenness and violence was jailed for life for the murders last summer.

Inspector Stuart Lewis has never been under suspicion for the murders.

But despite the likeness to the E-fit, Inspector Stuart Lewis has also never been asked about the E-fit, and has never faced an identity parade with this key witness.

Hauled in

It's a point that he is puzzled by as well. While being secretly filmed, he said: "The point is, if that (the E-fit) existed the week after the murders, even Stephen would say, the two of us should be hauled in."

He added: "When I saw that photo fit, basically I remember looking at it and thinking, Jesus Christ, look at that.

"People have been on the team (the Clydach murder investigation team) who I've worked with, people who have stayed in the house, people I've gone out socially with, and when I saw that I thought, Jesus Christ, you know, that's an amazing photo fit.

"The question you should be asking is, why wasn't anything done about that? I mean when I saw it, I was amazed."

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