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Burglar convicted with help of gait analysis by podiatrist

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by NewsBot, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. NewsBot

    NewsBot The Admin that posts the news.

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    Way to go Ian !

    The BBC are reporting:
    Burglar jailed over unusual walk
    The man on the footage had distinctive bow legs
    Link to story
  2. NewsBot

    NewsBot The Admin that posts the news.

    Re: Burglar convicted with help of gait analysis

    An you can also watch the video featuring Ian!
  3. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member


    There have been several case convictions on the precise evidence of forensic podiatry analysis so it is good to see this article. Possibly the most infamous case was the one involving Hollywood star, O J Simpson and the bloody footprint from his loafers. Greg Coyle in NZ was called as expert witness in a nasty murder trial a few years ago involving a gang killing and was able to present convincing evidence from foot prints in the sand which pointed to the likely culprits. In the UK Vernon Lever and Bill Kerr are two forensic podiatry luminaries in the courtroom whose expertise is regularly called upon.

    There was a case in Australia not too long ago when the violent bank robber on the way to the scenes of the crime stood on a dog's dodo. Usually this might be considered lucky but alas for him the foul smelling addition to his shoes alerted the olofactory senses of all and conveniently left a tell tale gait pattern with for the law enforcement officers to follow. He was apprehended soon after. No ****! ;)

    crimefighter toeslayer
  4. Ian Linane

    Ian Linane Well-Known Member


    Thanks Newsbot. Think its clear that my days of Brad Pitt impersonation are over now. :pigs:

    As with all news interviews there is a limit to what is presented by the TV on the day. There was considerably more than the knee bowing involved and more than what was indicated in the interview. In terms of CCTV analysis in the UK, Haydn Kelly also provides this service.

    Couple of other Pods in the UK who are involved in the Pod side of Forensics include Dr Wesley Vernon and a colleague Harry (sorry cannot recall his last name). Their work strikes me as interesting as they are collecting data on shoe fit to foot. This technique is very simple in terms of data collection and I have wondered if the Arena folks could help by providing world wide data.

  5. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member

    Humble apologies, I meant Wesley Vernon. Age is a terrible thing.

    aged toeslayer :empathy:
  6. Should this kind of info be released?

    It means that when Kevin is fleeing the seminar with Ed having planted 200lbs of semtex under the stage he'll know he can rule himself out of the enquiry by wearing a pair of propriceptive insoles on the way from the scene...

    Nice one ian :drinks

  7. Dave Cluderay

    Dave Cluderay Welcome New Poster

    At 00.15 on Tuesday 15th April I set the sleep timer on my radio alarm to radio five live ( sad or what?)
    I was drifting off, having just scored the winning goal in the European Cup final I was just about to take the trophy from "Twirly",s finely manicured hands when I was jolted back to reality by the presenters telling the story of a man who walked like "John Wayne" being convicted on CCTV evidence with the help of a gait analysis expert witness Podiatrist Ian Linane and DNA results.
    They started sniggering and invited the listeners to ring in with amusing job titles.
    Perhaps Ian should apply for an Equity Card.
    What's amusing about "Gait Analyst"
    Dave Cluderay
  8. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member


    Am I giving out cups now?

    Note to self: need new frock for prize giving extravaganza.

    PS. (Well done Ian ) Xs ;)
  9. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member


    Alphonse Bertillon was a 19th century French law enforcement officer and biometrics researcher who created anthropometry, an identification system based on physical measurements. He died a lunatic.


  10. bob

    bob Active Member

    Have you thought of changing your name Ian? In 3 months time when this chap has been released from his 'six month' holiday paid for by our taxes, I'm sure he won't be too happy with you. Beware the biomech exam appointments with bow-legged patients in future!
  11. Ian Linane

    Ian Linane Well-Known Member

    Hi Bob

    Thanks for the concern. I have done my best to deflect attention away from me to the way podiatry is already involved in Forensic activity e.g. shoe to foot fit, use of patient records etc.

    Name wise he already had the details the minute the report was provided to the defence solicitors so anonimity is not possible anyway.

    Kevlar tunics from now on.

  12. NewsBot

    NewsBot The Admin that posts the news.

    Gait Analysis in Forensic Medicine.
    Larsen PK, Simonsen EB, Lynnerup N.
    Laboratory of Biological Anthropology, Section of Forensic Pathology, Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 3, DK-2200 Copenhagen, Denmark.
    J Forensic Sci. 2008 Jul 3. [Epub ahead of print]
  13. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    The Times Colonist are reporting:
    Forensic gait analysis points to accused
    Similarities in Charlie-Chaplin walk seen in murderer and man on trial

    Published: Tuesday, November 18, 2008
  14. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    These is a bit of controversy now surrounding this one:

    Canada.com are reporting:
    British expert cashes in on murder trial
    Victoria investigators enlisted forensic gait analyst who was paid $70,000
    Rest of story
  15. NewsBot

    NewsBot The Admin that posts the news.

    Gait analysis and identification
    18th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC), 2012
  16. NewsBot

    NewsBot The Admin that posts the news.

    The development of a tool for assessing the quality of closed circuit camera footage for use in forensic gait analysis
    Ivan Birch, Wesley Vernon, Jeremy Walker, Jai Saxelby
    Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine; Volume 20, Issue 7, October 2013, Pages 915–917
  17. NewsBot

    NewsBot The Admin that posts the news.

    Different case:
    From: Brothers to testify in Ligonier man's murder trial

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