Susan May convicted of murder following police code of practice breaches - condoned by the Appeal Court
EXCLUSIVE PRE-LAUNCH INTERVIEW WITH LIAM ALLAN
Seven months after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) was forced to drop a rape prosecution of Liam Allan, the student who became the reluctant poster boy for the scandalous disclosure failures has launched a campaign on social media to prevent miscarriages of justice.
Backed by MPs including Nigel Evans, the former Commons deputy speaker, who in 2014 was acquitted of charges of rape and sexual assault charges, the campaign seeks to bring together all the disparate groups interested in criminal justice reform and elect a five-strong review panel that will act as a watchdog to monitor the CPS and police, make them accountable for change and provide ideas for reform.
Mr Allan, together with Manchester University professor, Claire McGourlay, who runs the Miscarriages of Justice Review Centre, and second-year Sheffield University law student Annie Brodie Ackers, initially want to increase…
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Not that easy, blogging! I haven't finished the last one, but now my mind is preoccupied with the iniquities of the joint enterprise law, both because of the numerous wrongful convictions, resulting in murder convictions and life sentences, suffered by innocent bystanders or even people who have nothing to do with crimes committed by others… Continue reading Joint enterprise
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I know of someone who is serving time for murder, convicted on the following evidence. A young black man, he was driving a car in Nottingham with other passengers and was stopped by the police. He picked up and handed the police a mobile phone which was seized by the police and recorded as his… Continue reading Less is more: the criminal justice system and the joint enterprise law