Corrupt police chief Ali Dizaei jailed again – The Independent

“The career of Britain’s most controversial police chief was ended today (13 February) after he was jailed for corruption for a second time – but he could be freed in three months.”

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The Independent, 13th February 2012


AIB fraud trial of Mayfair property tycoon collapses – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2012 in conspiracy, fraud, news, retrials, Serious Fraud Office by sally

“The trial of Achilleas Kallakis, the onetime Mayfair property tycoon accused of using forged paperwork to trick banks, including HBOS and Allied Irish Bank, into lending £750m, has collapsed after four months. A retrial has been ordered.”

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The Guardian, 30th January 2012


Regina v C(S) – WLR Daily

Posted January 25th, 2012 in conspiracy, law reports, locus standi, retrials by sally

Regina v C(S) [2012] EWCA Crim 6; [2012] WLR (D) 5

“At a retrial of a conspirator about whom the jury at the first trial had been unable to reach a verdict, the Crown would be entitled to tell the jury that it was the prosecution’s case that those who had been acquitted at the first trial were probably involved in the conspiracy and that the jury would be entitled to take into account the acquitted conspirators’ probable role in the importation when deciding whether they were sure that the defendant had conspired with a conspirator who had pleaded guilty.”

WLR Daily, 19th January 2012


Jon-Jaques Clinton’s wife murder conviction quashed – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2012 in appeals, defences, evidence, murder, news, retrials by sally

“A 45-year-old man jailed for murdering his wife after she left him and found a new man has had his conviction quashed.”

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BBC News, 17th January 2012


Care home death accused walks free – The Independent

Posted November 15th, 2011 in arson, care workers, homicide, news, retrials by sally

“A young care home worker walked free today after a jury failed to reach a verdict on whether she killed an elderly resident by setting fire to her room.”

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The Independent, 14th November 2011


Former Met police detectives cleared as retrial collapses – The Guardian

Posted October 20th, 2011 in conspiracy, corruption, drug offences, news, police, retrials by tracey

“One of the most significant police anti-corruption cases in modern times collapsed on Wednesday, after two former detectives, who had both served lengthy jail sentences, were cleared at a retrial.”

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The Guardian, 19th October 2011


Regina v Maxwell – WLR Daily

Posted July 22nd, 2011 in law reports, retrials, Supreme Court by sally

Regina v Maxwell [2010] UKSC 48; [2011] WLR (D) 238

“When the Court of Appeal quashed a conviction and then exercised its discretion under section 7 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 to order a retrial of the defendant, that decision should not be upset on appeal unless it could be shown that it was plainly wrong in that it was one which no reasonable court could have made or that it took into account immaterial factors or failed to consider material factors.”

WLR Daily, 20th July 2011


Downview sex case prison governor jailed – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2011 in misfeasance in public office, news, prison officers, retrials, sentencing by tracey

“An acting prison governor who had a sexual relationship with a woman inmate has been jailed for five years.”

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BBC News, 18th July 2011


Regina v Dobson – WLR Daily

Posted May 20th, 2011 in evidence, law reports, murder, retrials by tracey

Regina v Dobson [2011] EWCA Crim 1256;  [2011] WLR (D)  167

“Where the Court of Appeal was considering, for the purposes of quashing an acquittal, whether there was new and compelling evidence, provided the new evidence was reliable, substantial and appeared to be highly probative it would be compelling for the purposes of section 78 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003: otherwise it would not.”

WLR Daily, 18th May 2011


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Stephen Lawrence: reporting of new murder trial proves court is intent on open justice – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2011 in murder, news, public interest, reporting restrictions, retrials by tracey

“In allowing the media to report that Gary Dobson and David Norris will stand trial at the Old Bailey in November for the murder in 1993 of Stephen Lawrence, the court of appeal has recognised the public interest in open justice.”

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The Guardian, 18th May 2011


Joint CPS and MPS statement on Stephen Lawrence case – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted May 19th, 2011 in double jeopardy, murder, press releases, retrials by tracey

“Stephen Lawrence was murdered on 22 April 1993 in an unprovoked attack. Two men have recently been charged with his murder: David Norris and Gary Dobson. They are both in custody and will stand trial later this year at the Central Criminal Court.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 18th May 2011


Man convicted of murder in double jeopardy retrial – The Independent

Posted December 13th, 2010 in double jeopardy, evidence, murder, news, retrials by sally

“The first person to face a murder retrial following the discovery of new forensic evidence was convicted today.”

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The Independent, 13th December 2010


Tracy Dawber’s conviction brings shocking paedophile case to a close – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted October 22nd, 2010 in child abuse, press releases, prosecutions, retrials, sexual offences by sally

“The retrial of Tracy Dawber brings to an end the prosecution of one of the most shocking child abuse rings in the country, said Ann Reddrop, the Crown Prosecution Service lawyer who dealt with all the cases.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 18th October 2010


Ex-altar boy cleared of murdering vicar, 81 – The Independent

Posted September 17th, 2010 in murder, news, retrials, sexual offences by sally

“A former altar boy was found not guilty at his re-trial today of murdering an elderly vicar he accused of sexually abusing him.”

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The Independent, 17th September 2010


Sion Jenkins: the Home Office decides that ‘not guilty’ is different from ‘innocent’ – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2010 in compensation, evidence, miscarriage of justice, news, retrials by sally

“The government decides compensation should be paid only to those who wrongly spend time in prison if new evidence has proved them innocent.”

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The Guardian, 15th August 2010


Three men linked to liquid bomb plot guilty of conspiracy to murder – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted July 13th, 2010 in conspiracy, explosives, murder, news, retrials by sally

“Today’s convictions of Ibrahim Savant, Arafat Waheed Khan and Waheed Zaman are the culmination of years of determined work by the CPS and police, and brings to 12 the number of those successfully prosecuted following the arrests in relation to the liquid bomb plot, said Sue Hemming, head of the Crown Prosecution Service Counter Terrorism Division.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th July 2010


Crown Prosecution Service Statement on Wahleed Hussain – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted March 30th, 2010 in Crown Prosecution Service, grievous bodily harm, news, retrials by sally

“The Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to proceed with the retrial of Wahleed Hussain, who stood trial last year alongside his uncles for an attack on burglar Walid Salem near their home in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 29th March 2010


Regina v W – WLR Daily

Posted March 4th, 2010 in appeals, law reports, misfeasance in public office, police, retrials by sally

Regina v W [2010] EWCA Crim 372; [2010] WLR (D) 61

“Where the crime of misconduct in a public office was committed in circumstances involving the acquisition of property by theft or fraud, particularly when the holder of a public office was alleged to have made improper claims for public funds in circumstances which were said to be criminal, proof that the defendant was dishonest was an essential ingredient of the offence.”

WLR Daily, 3rd March 2010


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Tunbridge suitcase murderer’s appeal rejected – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2010 in appeals, murder, news, retrials by sally

“A homeless man jailed for life for strangling a teenager and hiding her body in a suitcase has lost his appeal against his conviction.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2010


DPP seeks second retrial of men accused of airline bomb plot – The Guardian

Posted September 14th, 2009 in aircraft, conspiracy, murder, news, retrials by sally

“Three men found not guilty of the plot to blow up transatlantic airlines could face a retrial, after the director of public prosecutions said last night he was willing to break with convention and press for a conviction, despite two juries clearing the trio.”

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The Guardian, 12th September 2009