Archive for the 'Criminal Cases Review Commission' Category

Forensics cut will be ‘disastrous’ for victims of injustice – The Guardian

“Miscarriages of justice will not be corrected and public confidence in the criminal justice system will be damaged if proposed changes to the forensic science service go ahead, according to Richard Foster, chairman of the criminal cases review commission.”

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The Guardian, 30th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Criminal cases review commission: the last bastion of hope – The Guardian

“Inside the independent body set up to investigate miscarriages of justice after the court of appeal has thrown them out.”

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The Guardian, 30th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Road rage killer Kenneth Noye loses appeal – The Independent

“Road rage killer Kenneth Noye lost an appeal against his murder conviction today.”

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The Independent, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

George Davis in court 40 years after robbery that sent him to jail – The Guardian

“Judges will finally decide whether ‘George Davis Is Innocent OK’ as they look again at notorious miscarriage of justice case.”

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The Guardian, 24th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New evidence may clear postman of sex attack after 14 years in jail – The Guardian

“Lawyer for Victor Nealon says crucial forensic evidence was left untested as surgeon insists wrong man was convicted.”

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Wife killer Eddie Gilfoyle launches third appeal – BBC News

“Lawyers for a man jailed in 1993 for killing his heavily pregnant wife have launched a bid for a third appeal.”

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BBC News, 13th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Can we address miscarriages of justice that occurred before our time? – The Guardian

“The recent death of Martin Beales, author who exonerated a notorious lawyer who was hanged in 1922, raises questions over righting long-gone alleged wrongs.”

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The Guardian, 5th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jeremy Bamber claims he was framed for murder by cousins – Daily Telegraph

“Jeremy Bamber has accused two of his cousins of manipulating the evidence that led to his conviction for murdering five relatives in one of Britain’s most notorious crimes.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Woman who smothered grandmother loses murder appeal – BBC News

“A West Yorkshire woman who was secretly taped confessing to smothering her grandmother has lost an appeal against her murder conviction.”

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BBC News, 11th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK’s ‘longest miscarriage of justice’ heads back to appeal court – The Guardian

“The case of a man convicted of a murder in London nearly 35 years ago is to be sent back to the court of appeal. Campaigners claim that the case is one of Britain’s longest-running miscarriages of justice.”

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The Guardian, 8th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Nurse fights murder conviction – The Independent

“A nurse jailed for 30 years for murdering two patients and seriously harming 15 others was convicted of crimes that never took place, new evidence suggests. Benjamin Geen, 29, was found guilty in 2006 of injecting patients with drugs that stopped their breathing in order to satisfy a ‘lust for excitement’ when reviving them. Two men, David Onley, 75, and Anthony Bateman, 66, died.”

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The Independent, 28th February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Bamber case reviewed – The Independent

“A man who has spent the past 23 years in jail for shooting dead five of his relatives is to have his conviction re-examined after doubts were raised over key evidence used during his trial.”

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The Independent, 22nd February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Innocence or safety: Why the wrongly convicted are better served by concern for safety – The Guardian

“Critics of the Criminal Cases Review Commission claim it does not take enough interest in proving the innocence of those who say they have been wrongly convicted. Outgoing commissioner David Jessel argues that this misunderstands its role.”

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The Guardian, 15th December 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Cuts bring fear for victims of miscarriages of justice – The Guardian

“Victims of miscarriages of justice will have to spend longer in prison before their cases are reviewed because of government spending cuts, the head of the body that reviews such cases said yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 17th November 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

“Essex boys” murder case may be reopened – The Guardian

“Lawyers for the two men convicted of the ‘Essex Boys’ murders in which three drug dealers were shot dead in a Range Rover in a country lane say they are hopeful the case will be reopened as a result of fresh evidence. The case is being re-examined by the Criminal Cases Review Commission and has been submitted to the European court of human rights.”

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The Guardian, 8th September 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Fresh hope in Range Rover murders – BBC News

“The Criminal Cases Review Commission has agreed to look again at the conviction of a man jailed for a triple murder in Essex 12 years ago.”

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BBC News, 7th September 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk  

Regina v Cottrell; Regina v Fletcher – Times Law Reports

Change-of-law appeals should not be referred

Regina v Cottrell; Regina v Fletcher

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“Where the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, would not normally extend time in which to renew an application for leave to appeal against conviction on the basis of a change in the law, the Criminal Cases Review Commission should not normally refer a conviction.”

The Times, 5th September 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

R v Cottrell; R v Fletcher [2007] EWCA Crim 2016 – WLR Daily

R v Cottrell; R v Fletcher [2007] EWCA Crim 2016 

The Criminal Cases Review Commission should not normally refer a conviction where the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, would not normally extend time in which to renew an application for leave to appeal against conviction on the basis of a change in the law.” 

WLR Daily, 2nd August 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note: once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.


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