|THE POLICE STATEMENT OF DAMIEN DALEY MADE ON 23RD
SEPTEMBER 1997 CONTAINING THE 'CONFESSION' OF MICHAEL STONE.
"I tied them up
towels and a shoelace while their dog barked
These 'points of detail' were published on the day of the confession:
The Daily Mail - Mrs Russell and Megan and their family dog were all killed. Josie was tied up with strips from one of the towels the girls had been carrying home from a swimming lesson.The Daily Mirror - The family were tied up and battered to death with a hammer.
The Times - Mrs Russell urged Josie to run away, but the man caught her.
Extensive media coverage included hundreds of
articles and a BBC Crimewatch appeal in July 1997. The Daily
Mirror (9th July 1997) - Police found the family tied up with strips of
towelling and shoelaces. (Note: contrary to Daley's
statement, the ID parade result for Stone was negative.)