On Thursday 27 February Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex welcomed local author Graham Bartlett and over 70 guests for an evening of ‘True Crime’.
Graham Bartlett was a UK police officer for thirty years, serving the county of Sussex, rising to the position of Chief Superintendent. Since retiring in 2013, Graham has become a best-selling crime writer, with two non-fiction books – 'Death Comes Knocking' and the forthcoming 'Babes in the Wood’.
Graham spent the evening talking about the book he has written with bestselling author, Peter James: 'Babes in the Wood' . He spoke about his first-hand experience in the case against Russell Bishop, which is the topic of the book, as well as the challenges for the police and history of the crime. The talk was followed by a question and answer session from attendees regarding the case, the book and Graham’s experiences.
The event was held to raise money for the charity Support After Murder and Manslaughter (SAMM), which supports bereaved families – raising £516 towards this cause.
During the event, an additional raffle was held to raise money for Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, with a fantastic range of Porsche goodies available to win – raising £240.
Graham Bartlett said: “It was a privilege to see so many people come along to support two such worthy charities. Many were hearing for the first time the full inside policing story of how Bishop was finally convicted. I’m immensely grateful to Porsche Mid-Sussex for hosting the event and raising so much money for those affected by murder, manslaughter and cancer.”
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