Carl Davies Wiki
Carl Davies, was found dead on November 9, 2011, on the island of Reunion in the South Indian Ocean, two days after his disappearance during a night out with colleagues.
Today, a forensic officer in Britain determined that the cause of Mr. Davies’ death was head injuries following a ‘vicious attack’ that left him with serious skull injuries.
Carl Davies Age
Carl Davies 33 year old
Carl Davies Found Dead
The former teacher’s family launched a campaign to get British authorities to intervene after a French citizen was sentenced to just four months and 15 years in prison when she successfully appealed her conviction for mude.
At the time of his death, Mr. Davies was working as a security guard to protect the Atlantic Trader cargo ship from Somali pirates.
The ship berthed on the island of Reunion on 7 November 2011, where Mr. Davies set out for the night with his two colleagues. The group visited bars and clubs before leaving before midnight.
At the end of the night, Mr. Davies’ colleagues returned to the ship and the next day the ship left without him.
Today, an investigation at the Archbishop’s Palace of Maidstone heard that Carl’s body was found in a sewer near Lambert Barracks on the morning of 9 November, two days later.
He was believed to have died after his initial medical examination, suffering a head injury from a fall from a height.
A year later it was concluded that the head injuries were the result of two to four blows to the skull. A French court ordered an autopsy and a knife wound was found on Mr. Davies’ left side.
It is thought to have been hit with a blunt object and possibly stabbed with a screwdriver.
A murder investigation has been launched that has led French officials to investigate CCTV, conduct a door-to-door investigation and interview 69 people.
According to the report of the Kent Police’s chief investigator, Gavin Moss, documents from the French police revealed that a group of young people attempted to rob people outside of the Le Loft nightclub, one of the venues that Mr. Davies visited.
An interview with a potential suspect revealed that a gang member tried to rob a British tourist but was “knocked out”.
He told the police that other members of the gang attacked the victim, stabbed him with a screwdriver and hit him on the head with a champagne bottle.
While the suspect is unsure that it was Carl Davies who was attacked, the records in DCI Moss’s report revealed that the description provided matched him.
Vincent Madouré was convicted of murdering Carl in June 2017, but was released under appeal in October and acquitted of all charges in May 2019.
He was one of four people arrested and charged in 2013, but all charges against the other three were dropped and only Madouré was tried and initially sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Before the retrial, Mr. Davies’ family, living in Sittingbourne, Kent but now living in Scotland, gathered against the verdict – they organized protests, petitions, and appeared on a series of TV shows to continue their fight for justice.
His parents Andy and Maria Davies and sister Kerrie Stewart appeared today via the video link for the trial at Maidstone’s Archbishop’s Palace.
Speaking before the investigation, Kerrie said, ‘Carl’s investigation took too long to take place because the investigation on Reunion island took so long and obviously we had two hearings.
It was supposed to be last year, but was delayed due to the coronavirus.
I’m not sure what a difference it will make today and what the outcome will be. I think it’s a formality to close the case here, but we’ll continue to keep things going on Reunion island. We will never stop. ‘
“It doesn’t really make a huge difference because there is nothing that can be done here.
A little peace of mind that things move again, and Carl is not forgotten. We have 10 years in November but we are continuing as we were at the beginning.
They will be brought to justice, they will have to, they will not be able to get away with what they did to Carl. This is murder. It was not accidental. ‘
Living in Sittingbourne, Mr. Davies completed tours in Northern Ireland and Iraq and received a tip for the role of commander before changing his career and becoming a teacher.
Investigative forensic officer Patricia Harding said: ‘Carl Davies was subjected to a violent attack with a blunt tool and screwdriver.
Unfortunately, we will never know exactly what happened to poor Carl Davies on that fateful night. I want your family to know how sorry I am for their loss. ‘
Speaking after the conclusion, Andy Davies emotionally thanked the Kent Police for their continued work.
‘I just want to thank you for our gratitude and work. They remained excellent and professional when everyone around us failed