Sally Clark

Sally Clark 1964-2007

Sally Clark

This report of Sally's trial was written by her father, Frank Lockyer, QPM (Queen's Police Medal), retired Divisional Commander of South Wiltshire police force:

Sally pregnant with Christopher

Following the tragedy of Sally's conviction the kindness, sympathy and support offered has been overwhelming. Newspaper reports covered only the four prosecution days of a 17-day trial and it concerns me that the public cannot possibly know the full facts. They cannot be aware that five eminent paediatric pathologists gave evidence in support of Sally or that midwives, health visitors, friends and neighbours, not to mention husband Steve, all confirmed that they had rarely seen a stronger bond of love between a mother and her children. Nevertheless it is encouraging that so many are perceptive enough to write that "there is something wrong somewhere." I am anxious that a balance is put - as indeed it was to the court but astonishingly rejected by ten members of the jury.

Baby Christopher was born on September 22, 1996, and found dead in his Moses basket at 11 weeks. Death was certified as "natural causes" and Sally and Steve decided that the best bereavement therapy was another baby.

Harry was born on November 29, 1997, and eight weeks later suddenly collapsed in his bouncy chair.

The only common factor, which may or may not be relevant, is that both deaths followed shortly after vaccination. [There is research into the possibility that these vaccinations can cause death within a few days if infants have certain genetic defects.]

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