William Tyrrell: 'Someone Out There Knows More'
Police have received an influx of new information about the disappearance of William Tyrrell, but believe there are key people still harbouring secrets, a court has heard.
The directions hearing for the inquest into the toddler’s suspected death was held at the Lidcombe Coroner’s Court today, with Gerard Craddock SC telling the court, authorities received some new information in the weeks since the last hearing.
“Some of it really was an invitation to waste police time and we're not pleased with that,” he told the court.
“There is undoubtedly someone out there who knows more, who has not been in contact yet and we are waiting for further information.
“We ask people to come forward with such information.”
Craddock also tendered some new exhibits ahead of the resumption of the inquest in August, telling the court the full brief of evidence would be served by July 1st, along with the list of witnesses to be called.
The inquest began in March and ran for five days when William’s foster parents and biological parents all took the stand to give evidence about his early life and his disappearance from the Mid North Coast town of Kendall.
The three year old vanished from his foster grandmother’s house on Benaroon Drive on September 12, 2014.
The coroner’s inquest will investigate what happened to William and identify any persons of interest in the case.
Washing machine repairman Bill Spedding, who was previously identified as a person of interest, was represented by a lawyer at today’s hearing.
Neighbour Paul Savage, who lives across the road from William’s foster grandmother’s house in Kendall, was also represented by a lawyer.
No charges have ever been laid in relation to William’s disappearance and Spedding and Savage have always denied any involvement.
The inquest will resume for four weeks on August 5, where all the evidence gathered by the NSW Homicide Squad will be presented and any persons of interest called to testify.