Contested transcript of Bain 111 call

David Bain's 111 emergency call to Ambulance officer Thomas Dempsey as transcribed by independent forensic consultants Professor french and Mr Harrison from the University of York.

Here is the initial draft:

Dempsey: Ambulance, can I help you?

Bain: Help

Dempsey: Yeah

Bain: They're all dead

Dempsey: What's the matter?

Bain: They're all dead. I came home and they're all dead.

Dempsey: Whereabouts are you?

Bain: Erm- erm Every St

Dempsey: W-w- Every St?

Bain: 65 Every St. They're all dead.

Dempsey: Who's all dead?

Bain: My family, they're all dead, hurry up.

Dempsey: It's okay. Every St, and it runs-off Somerville St?

Bain: Yes


Dempsey: And what number you're calling from?

Bain: 454

Dempsey: Mn-hm

Bain: 2527 [whispered on out-breath]

Dempsey: 454

Bain: 2527

Dempsey: 2527. And your last name?

Bain: (Ig-er)Bain

Dempsey: Bain. OK, we're on our way. OK, Mr Bain.

Bain: Please hurry up

Dempsey: Yeah, we'll be there very shortly.

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