Body in carpet murder: Court appeal to be heard in 2016 – BBC News

‘An appeal against the conviction of two men for the “body in a carpet” killing of a teenage girl more than two decades ago will be heard next year.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2015

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Activist’s conviction to be quashed after undercover officer testified at trial – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2015 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, evidence, news, police, spying by sally

‘The criminal conviction of a campaigner is to be quashed after prosecutors admitted an undercover police officer gave evidence in a court case using a fake identity. Michael Gracia’s conviction for assaulting an officer during a pro-cycling demonstration is to be overturned as prosecutors conceded one of the co-defendants at his original trial was working undercover for the police.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2015

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Are too few convictions overturned? – BBC News

‘There is room for argument over whether the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) is too cautious in referring suspected miscarriages of justice to the Court of Appeal, as the Commons Justice Committee has said.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2015

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Exclusive: Miscarriages of justice charity seeks law firm status – Legal Futures

‘A criminal appeals charity run by lawyers has applied to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to be a regulated legal practice, and could become the first charity to become a traditional law firm in its own right.’

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Legal Futures, 26th March 2015

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Justice body needs ‘bolder approach’ say MPs – BBC News

‘A public body that reviews miscarriages of justice should be “bolder” and refer more cases to the Court of Appeal, a group of MPs has said.’

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BBC News, 25th March 2015

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Miscarriage of justice review body is dismissed as the Court of Appeal’s ‘lap dog’ in hard-hitting report – The Independent

‘Innocent victims of miscarriages of justice are “languishing in jail” due to delays and faults in the case review system, according to MPs behind a hard-hitting report to be published this week.’

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The Independent, 22nd March 2015

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Justice watchdog sued by wrongly convicted man who spent 17 years in prison for attempted rape – The Independent

‘A man who spent 17 years in prison for attempted rape before having his conviction quashed on the basis of a DNA test is suing the miscarriage of justice watchdog for negligence. It is claimed the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) repeatedly failed to undertake forensic analysis of the victim’s clothing, instead relying on the assurances of the same police force that investigated the case.’

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The Independent, 15th March 2015

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‘Angel of Death’ murders: Juror’s doubt over guilty verdict – Daily Telegraph

‘Paul Moffitt is the second juror to cast doubt on the 2008 conviction of the nurse Colin Norris for killing four elderly hospital patients.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th January 2015

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Ched Evans: the legal issues – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘The “innocent man wrongly imprisoned who fights a valiant struggle to secure his freedom” is a long used trope in our culture. The hero is normally a sympathetic figure, heroically taking on the establishment.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 7th January 2015

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The legal issues in the Ched Evans case – BBC News

‘Footballer Ched Evans is still looking for a new club after being released from prison last October, having served half of a five-year sentence for the rape of a 19-year-old woman in a hotel in May 2011.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2014

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‘Angel of Death’ murders: TV investigation casts doubt over conviction of Colin Norris – Daily Telegraph

‘New scientific evidence casts fresh doubt on the conviction of a nurse who was jailed for a minimum of 30 years for murdering four elderly women and attempting to kill another, according a TV investigation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th December 2014

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UK judge praises students for helping overturn murder conviction – The Guardian

‘A judge has praised the “diligent” work of law students for helping overturn a former gang member’s murder conviction.’

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The Guardian, 9th December 2014

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Ched Evans: Investigation into rape conviction begins – BBC News

‘An inquiry into the rape conviction of Welsh footballer Ched Evans has begun by the body that examines potential miscarriages of justice.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2014

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Ched Evans: Release, Retribution and Rehabilitation – Littleton Chambers

‘In April 2012 Ched Evans, the former Wales and Sheffield United striker, was convicted of raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room in Rhyl, Denbighshire. It is a shocking and a wholly unacceptable crime for him to have committed.’

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Littleton Chambers, 1st December 2014

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Study identifies key traits and methods of serial killer nurses – The Guardian

Posted November 24th, 2014 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, murder, news, nurses, recidivists by sally

‘Serial killer nurses often gain notoriety among their colleagues before their crimes are exposed because they hold detailed morbid conversation with grieving relatives, new research into the characteristics of so-called “angels of death” has found.’

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2014

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SRA investigating nine criminal law firms over failures in advice to asylum seekers – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is investigating nine criminal law firms over failures in advice to asylum seekers, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 26th August 2014

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Wrongfully convicted man Victor Nealon gets apology – BBC News

‘A man who spent 17 years behind bars wrongfully convicted of attempted rape has received an apology from a body set up to examine miscarriages of justice.’

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BBC News, 20th May 2014

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Profumo affair scapegoat’s wrongful conviction down to top judges, says QC – The Guardian

‘Senior judges were to blame for the wrongful conviction of osteopath Stephen Ward who become a public scapegoat during the Profumo affair, according a fresh legal examination of the 1963 trial.’

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2013

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Susan May’s 20-year fight against murder conviction – BBC News

“For the past two decades Susan May says one goal has consumed her every waking thought – to clear her name and overturn her conviction for the murder of her aunt.”

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BBC News, 14th October 2013

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‘Double’ miscarriage of justice victim Martin Foran speaks – BBC News

“A man who claims to be the UK’s only victim of two miscarriages of justice has said he wants an apology.”

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BBC News, 15th August 2013

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