The Russell murders: is Michael Stone in prison for a brutal crime he didn’t commit? – The Guardian

‘He was jailed for the murders of Lin and Megan Russell in 1997. Now, 26 years, two trials and two appeals later, Stone’s case is being reviewed.’

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2023

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Lin and Megan Russell: Michael Stone’s murder convictions reviewed – BBC News

‘The convictions of Michael Stone for the murders of Lin Russell and her daughter Megan are to be reviewed.’

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BBC News, 8th October 2023

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Five more ex Post Office workers have convictions set aside – Criminal Cases Review Commission

‘Five more former sub-postmasters have had convictions set aside after their cases were sent back to court by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC).’

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Criminal Cases Review Commission, 28th September 2023

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Police watchdog to investigate handling of Andrew Malkinson case – The Guardian

‘The police watchdog has announced an investigation into Greater Manchester police’s handling of Andrew Malkinson’s case. Malkinson was exonerated in July of a rape for which he wrongly spent 17 years in prison after a DNA breakthrough. The court of appeal also ruled that disclosure failures by Greater Manchester police (GMP) rendered his conviction unsafe.’

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The Guardian, 13th September 2023

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Seventeen years: what does Andrew Malkinson’s wrongful conviction say about the appeals process? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Earlier this month, the Court of Appeal overturned Andrew Malkinson’s conviction for rape and related assault offences, for which he had spent 17 years in prison. An appeal in 2006 upheld the verdict and applications to the Criminal Case Review Commission (CCRC) in 2012 and 2020 were denied. Finally, a third application last year convinced the CCRC to order fresh DNA analysis. It was this evidence as well as treatment of some previously undisclosed information to do with Malkinson’s witness identification which secured his release.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 29th August 2023

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Andrew Malkinson: independent inquiry announced into wrongful conviction – The Guardian

‘Ministers have announced an independent inquiry into the circumstances and handling of the Andrew Malkinson case after he was exonerated last month over a rape for which he wrongly spent 17 years in prison.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2023

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Police and CPS had key DNA evidence 16 years before Andrew Malkinson cleared of rape – The Guardian

‘Police and prosecutors in the Andrew Malkinson case knew there was another man’s DNA on the victim’s clothes in 2007 – three years after he was wrongly convicted of rape – but he remained in prison for another 13 years.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2023

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Widower of jailed Post Office worker loses appeal in wake of Horizon scandal – The Guardian

‘The widower of a Post Office worker jailed after being convicted of theft has lost a court of appeal fight as a judge ruled that the conviction was not based on evidence from the scandal-hit Horizon software.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2023

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Vampire-obsessed murderer Mathew Hardman’s case to be reviewed – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2023 in appeals, Criminal Cases Review Commission, DNA, murder, news, young offenders by sally

‘A vampire-obsessed killer convicted of murdering a woman is having his case reviewed by the organisation which investigates miscarriages of justice.’

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BBC News, 14th August 2023

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Cases of two men convicted on corrupt police officer’s evidence referred back to courts – The Guardian

‘Two men who died with convictions based on evidence from a disgraced police officer with a history of racism and corruption have had their cases referred back to the courts.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2023

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Interest rate ‘rigger’ wins right to appeal in UK – BBC News

‘The first trader tried and jailed for “rigging” interest rates, Tom Hayes, has won the right to appeal his case after a six-year battle. Mr Hayes, who was sentenced to 11 years in jail in 2015, has been seeking a referral since 2017. He will now have his case referred back to the Court of Appeal.’

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BBC News, 7th July 2023

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Edith Thompson: Commission to re-examine hanged woman’s case – BBC News

‘The case of a woman who was hanged 100 years ago for the murder of her husband is to be reviewed as a potential miscarriage of justice.’

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BBC News, 7th March 2023

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‘Is the conviction sound? No’: lawyer vows to prove Michael Stone’s innocence – The Guardian

‘Mark McDonald believes Russell murders case will turn out to be a serious miscarriage of justice.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2022

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Child slave’s cannabis farm conviction overturned – BBC News

‘A man’s cannabis growing conviction has been overturned after it was found he was compelled to commit the crime as a modern slavery victim when he was 17.’

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BBC News, 28th October 2022

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Law Commission to undertake review of the appeals system – Law Commission

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales has launched a wide-ranging review of the laws governing appeals for criminal cases.’

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Law Commission, 5th August 2022

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Forensic inquiry to examine UK rape case after man’s 17 years in jail – The Guardian

‘A new forensic investigation is under way into a rape case that led to a man spending 17 years in prison after DNA linked another unknown male to the crime.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2022

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Prisoners denied access to forensic evidence in bid to prove their innocence – The Guardian

‘Prisoners convicted of serious crimes who may be the victims of miscarriages of justice are being blocked from access to crucial forensic information that could prove their innocence, experts have warned.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2022

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Levi Bellfield admits to murdering Lin and Megan Russell, say lawyers – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2022 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, DNA, miscarriage of justice, murder, news by tracey

‘The serial killer Levi Bellfield has reportedly penned a letter confessing to the murders of mother and daughter Lin and Megan Russell in 1996.’

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The Guardian, 6th February 2022

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Disbarred barrister loses bid to practise pending appeal – Law Society Gazette

‘A barrister who was disbarred after she was convicted for council tax fraud and found to have lied to an appellate court has lost a bid to continue practising pending an appeal.’

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Law Society Gazette, 17th December 2021

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Fourth member of Stockwell Six has conviction quashed 50 years after arrest – The Guardian

‘A fourth member of the so-called Stockwell Six, a group of friends accused of trying to rob a corrupt police officer nearly 50 years ago, has had his conviction quashed by the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2021

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