UK shows unseen footage in Stephen Hilder appeal
footage of parachutist Stephen Hilders last skydive, his preparations
for the jump and the party at Hibaldstow Airfield on the previous
night will be shown on Crimewatch UK on BBC ONE tonight (Thursday
24 July 2003).
Police and Stephen's parents have given the programme access to
the powerful footage, shot shortly before Stephen's death in suspicious
circumstances when his parachute failed to open during a routine
jump earlier this month.
of the events leading up to Stephen's fatal skydive will also feature
on this month's programme.
there will be interviews with senior investigating officer Detective
Superintendent Colin Andrews and Stephen's team-mates who made the
jump with him.
Supt Andrews said: "We were very keen to get this enquiry onto
Crimewatch UK because it has very good results and may just provide
us with the break we need to get to the bottom of the mystery surrounding
believe that there is somebody out there, more than likely a member
of the skydiving community, who knows exactly what happened to Stephen's
parachute pack and why, and I am confident we will get that information."
stills of the video footage and reconstruction are available for
media use only.
package is available - this package contains footage from the reconstruction
and events leading up to the skydive, but does not include the jump.
are on the condition that the programme is credited: Crimewatch
UK, Thursday 24 July at 9.00pm on BBC ONE.
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