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New information uncovered in Richey Edwards case

The Guardian logo The Guardian 09/02/2018 Laura Snapes
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The family of Richey Edwards believe they have discovered new information about the musician’s disappearance. The former Manic Street Preachers member went missing aged 27 on 1 February 1995. According to a toll booth receipt, he was thought to have driven over the Severn bridge at 2.55pm that day.

However, Edwards’ family have recently found out that the bridge’s receipt system used the 24-hour clock, leading them to conclude that Edwards would in fact have crossed the bridge at 2.55am.

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“We were appealing to people to have seen him at certain times that day when actually those times are meaningless now,” Edwards’ sister Rachel told ITV Cymru Wales. “We are hoping that it will establish a new line of enquiry because this is vital information that changes everything and turns it all on its head.”

It is almost 10 years since Edwards was legally declared dead in November 2008. His family continue to search for clarification around his disappearance: it is unclear whether these new developments followed Rachel Edwards’ appeal for new information last December, on what would have been Richey’s 50th birthday. The Metropolitan police say the case remains open and that the family’s new discovery will be investigated.

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