The BBC's investigative programme Rough Justice championed the cause of the brothers, who had denied any involvement in the crime. In the description the position sounds like any retail job, a fact which Ann Summer's chief executive Jacqueline Gold has always been at pains to point out. Officers involved in the initial investigation were later disciplined over wex handling of the case after an inquiry by a different police force.
The court also heard he had a history of confessing to things he had not done. Appeal judges said the convictions were "unsafe and unsatisfactory" because the prosecution evidence was doubtful. Dick Williams, Sandra Phillips's brother, said: "We welcome the review if it helps to identify who murdered Sandra. The inquiry will use new forensic techniques and is expected to centre on a bloody handprint which was not that of the murdered woman or the Darvell brothers.
A central point in the court case was whether it was embarrassing for jobseekers to say that they did not want to work with vibrators srx other sex products sold by Ann Summers.
Investigators admitted that "evidence" from Wayne Darvell had been doctored and other evidence supressed. Among the positions that are being advertised, the chain is looking for assistant managers at shops in Slough, Milton Keynes and Kingston, Surrey.
The candidates must, however, have "knowledge of merchandise range and its properties" although it was still unclear yesterday whether the Ann Summers name would appear on the advertisements or not. South Wales Police are now to review the case. The sex toys and lingerie chain won its case against the Department of Work and Pensions last month after Mr Justice Newman ruled that the Government's policy did not "stand up to rational scrutiny".
The mother-of-four's body and part of the shop were doused in petrol but not set alight during the attack in June They had heard that police notebooks had been altered to make it appear that Wayne Darvell had volunteered information rather than agreeing with police officers. Sandra Phillips was killed at the Private Shop Paul Darvell and his brother Wayne, who were aged 25 and 24 at the time, were sentenced to life imprisonment for Swanseaa crime but were freed by the Court of Appeal in Sandra Phillips, 38, was beaten, strangled and sexually assaulted at the Private Shop in Swansea where she worked.
The case is fifth unsolved crime to be reviewed by South Wales Police in the past three years. But it would be difficult for even the most prudish of jobseekers to find offence in the dozen or so advertisements that Ann Sgop will be placing in Jobcentres from today. Thursday, 31 October,GMT Sxe shop murder case reopened Paul and Wayne Darvell were wrongly convicted of murder An investigation into the brutal killing of a sex shop manager in south Wales 17 years ago is being reopened by police.