Hillsborough police chief will face retrial, judge rules – The Guardian

‘The former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent who was in command of the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough, where 96 people were killed, will face a retrial on a charge of gross negligence manslaughter, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 25th June 2019

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South Wales Police misconduct officer Rebecca Bryant sacked – BBC News

‘A police officer has been sacked after lying about knowing a juror in a murder trial, leading to three convictions being quashed and a retrial.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2019

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Cricketer Alex Hepburn facing jail after being found guilty of rape – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 15th, 2019 in news, rape, retrials by michael

‘A professional cricketer, who had sex with a sleeping woman as part of a WhatsApp sexual conquest game, has been found guilty of rape following a retrial.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th April 2019

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Ched Evans reaches settlement with lawyers over rape case – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2019 in compensation, law firms, legal representation, news, rape, retrials by sally

‘Ched Evans has reached an out-of-court settlement with his original defence team over their handling of the case where he was found guilty of rape.’

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BBC News, 10th April 2019

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Sally Challen at home after murder conviction quashed – BBC News

‘A woman who served nine years in jail for her husband’s murder before her conviction was quashed has been reunited with her sons.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2019

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Jill Dando murder will never be solved, says lead detective – The Guardian

Posted March 29th, 2019 in inquiries, murder, news, police, retrials by tracey

‘The detective who led the inquiry into Jill Dando’s murder has said her case will never be solved. Speaking in a BBC documentary to mark 20 years since the 37-year-old television presenter’s shooting in April 1999 in Fulham, west London, Hamish Campbell said he did not think any new suspects would ever be brought to court.’

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The Guardian, 29th March 2019

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Murder conviction quashed after detective hid relationship with juror – The Guardian

Posted March 20th, 2019 in disclosure, juries, murder, news, police, retrials by sally

‘Three killers had their murder convictions quashed because a police officer involved in the case failed to disclose she knew one of the jurors in their trial, it has been revealed.’

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The Guardian, 19th March 2019

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Sally Challen appeal: judges give hope to women who killed their abusive husbands – Daily Telegraph

‘Dozens of women imprisoned for murdering their partners after violent, abusive relationships will seek to overturn their convictions, lawyers have said, after a wife jailed for bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer won her appeal to secure a retrial.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th February 2019

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Man found guilty of 1986 Brighton ‘babes in the wood’ murders – The Guardian

Posted December 11th, 2018 in appeals, child abuse, children, forensic science, murder, news, retrials, sexual offences by sally

‘A convicted paedophile has been found guilty of the “babes in the wood” murders at the end of a retrial that drew on scientific advances in forensics 32 years after two schoolgirls were killed.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2018

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No retrial for teacher accused of having sex with pupil on plane – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2018 in abuse of position of trust, child abuse, news, retrials, sexual offences, teachers by sally

‘A teacher who was accused of having sex with a 16-year-old pupil in a plane toilet as they returned from a school trip will not face a retrial.’

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The Guardian, 17th October 2018

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Jury fails to come to decision in case of teacher who allegedly had sex with pupil in aeroplane toilet – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 11th, 2018 in juries, news, retrials, sexual grooming, sexual offences, teachers, trials by sally

‘A jury has been discharged in the case of a teacher accused of having sex with a student in the toilet of a plane as they returned from a school trip after they failed to reach a verdict.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th October 2018

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Bob Higgins trial: Ex-football coach guilty of sex assault charge – BBC News

Posted July 24th, 2018 in child abuse, news, retrials, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘A former Southampton football club youth coach has been found guilty of indecently assaulting a young trainee.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2018

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Army sergeant guilty of trying to murder his wife by tampering with her parachute – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 25th, 2018 in attempted murder, attempts, murder, news, retrials by sally

‘The “very dangerous, coercive and manipulative” physical training instructor showed no emotion as he was convicted on Thursday of two counts of attempted murder and a third count of damaging the gas fitting recklessly endangering life following a retrial at Winchester Crown Court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th May 2018

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Judge takes swipe at “collapsing” justice system as CPS failures cause yet another sex trial to collapse – Daily Telegraph

‘A judge has taken a swipe at the “collapsing” justice system as CPS failures cause yet another sex trial to collapse.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st February 2018

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Family of murdered Muslim teenager say they feel discriminated against by police after they fail to convict anyone for eight years – The Independent

Posted December 13th, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, double jeopardy, murder, news, police, retrials by sally

‘AbdulKarim Boudiaf was 18 when he was fatally shot in the neck while walking with friends outside a pub in north London in 2009. A man stood trial for his death, but no one has ever been convicted. His family tell The Independent they feel discriminated against because of their race and class background.’

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The Independent, 12th December 2017

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Retrial ordered for soldier accused of attempting to kill wife with sabotaged parachute – The Independent

Posted November 24th, 2017 in attempted murder, attempts, bullying, jury directions, murder, news, retrials by tracey

‘An Army sergeant is to face a retrial on charges of attempting to murder his wife by tampering with her parachute after the first jury failed to reach verdicts.’

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The Independent, 23rd November 2017

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Rolf Harris challenges indecent assault convictions – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2017 in appeals, news, retrials, sexual offences by tracey

‘Former entertainer Rolf Harris has renewed his application to have his convictions for indecent assault quashed at the Court of Appeal. His lawyers said there was overwhelming evidence to show he wasn’t in an area where one of the alleged indecent assaults took place.’

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BBC News, 8th November 2017

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Gayle Newland: Woman who tricked friend into sex by pretending she was a man jailed for six years – The Independent

Posted July 21st, 2017 in assault, impersonation, news, retrials, sexual offences by tracey

‘A woman who pretended to be a man to trick a friend into having sex with her has been sentenced to more than six years in prison.’

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The Independent, 20th July 2017

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Greggs bakery heir Colin Gregg convicted of abusing boys – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2017 in assault, charities, child abuse, news, retrials, sexual offences, teachers by sally

‘The heir to the Greggs bakery chain has been convicted of a string of sex offences against boys.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2017

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Two guilty of Luton IS terror support plot – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2017 in news, retrials, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Two men have been convicted of organising terrorist speeches and encouraging support for so-called Islamic State (IS).’

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BBC News, 13th January 2017

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