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Pretoria - The police have not yet obtained the cellphone records and itemised billing of Oscar Pistorius and his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom he is accused of murdering, investigating officer Hilton Botha said in the athlete's bail application on Thursday.
“I thought it would be handed to me, but it hasn't,” Botha told magistrate Desmond Nair in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.
Botha himself has weathered a morning of controversy, after it emerged that he faces attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting at a taxi during a police chase.
Nair, who had to have Botha called to appear, took him through a summary of the initial evidence collected after Steenkamp was shot last Thursday.
Nair said there seemed to be a lack of urgency in getting the records.
Botha said the people he gave the cellphones to would have notified him if there was anything very important on them, but they had not.
Nair kept asking why it had not yet been done.
Pistorius is charged with murdering Steenkamp, which he has denied in an affidavit.
On Thursday, the court heard that four cellphones, which had not been used for a long time, were found at the scene. The police had later found out about a fifth cellphone.
Botha has said he intended presenting statements that there had been fighting at the house. - Sapa