David Anley is the owner and Principal Analyst of Anley Consulting, established in April 2011. He received training in imagery analysis and photography at various stages of his military career in the Intelligence Corps. In 1995 he attended the Joint School of Photographic Interpretation (JSPI) and qualified as an Imagery Analyst. He subsequently served in that capacity at the Joint Air Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre, RAF Brampton, which involved comparison and contrast of various object utilising optical, electro-optical, infrared and radar imagery. From April 2000 he instructed at JSPI on imagery analysis techniques. In September 2001 he was appointed Chief Instructor, a post that he held until his retirement from the army in June 2003. From July 2003 to March 2011 he was a senior consultant at BSB Forensic Ltd in London.
David has provided expertise and forensic support pertaining to image/facial comparison in numerous criminal cases, for the prosecution and defence, and has given expert evidence at Coroner’s Courts, the Central Criminal and other Crown Courts, and Magistrates Courts. Notable cases include R-v-Levi Bellfield and R-v-Rusha & Others (£58M Securitas Raid –Tonbridge).
David is a member of the Forensic Imagery Analysis Group, a subset of the British Association of Human Identification (BAHID), and of the Forensic Science Society. He has lectured on forensic imagery analysis at the University of Kent.
“ I have personally instructed David in a criminal matter heard in Winchester 2012 whereby a police officer was charged with a very serious assault and the prosecution relied heavily on identification provided by CCTV evidence. David met with my client, took various photographs and moving images of him to use in comparison. He provided an articulate and succinct report detailing his conclusions. He comes very highly recommended.”