29. Written statement by Mr Tim Wilkinson,
4 December 2003|
My name is Tim Wilkinson, my business is TWS Design
and I am a computer consultant.
On Tuesday 11 November I visited the office of Betsy
Duncan Smith at her home in Swanbourne in my professional capacity
as a computer consultant. I spent three hours using a professional
data recovery tool to try and restore files that had been previously
deleted or damaged in someway.
I had limited success in recovering readable data,
even though there was a massive amount of information including
e-mails and word documents on the hard drive. Most where beyond
repair and although there are a multitude of possible reasons
for this, I would suggest that the files were in such bad condition
due to corruption from viruses and having been deleted for over
a period of time. In a lot of cases however the titles and information
on the types of files were still readable. The vast majority of
files were either outlook e-mails or Microsoft Word documents
relating to correspondence between Betsy Duncan Smith and Annabelle
Eyre and Annabel Tuck.
Files I did recover were left for Betsy Duncan Smith
to sort through at her leisure, and on two separate occasions
after my visit I attempted to clean some damaged files recovered
whilst at the office.
4 Decemer 2003