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News Round-up for week ending 15 August 2014

By Paul May on 17/08/14

News Round-up for week ending 15 August 2014

Sir Cliff Richard Raid

MPs criticised BBC filming and publicity of South Yorkshire Police raid on a flat owned by Sir Cliff Richard. In a thoughtful Sunday Times article (subscription only) former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis MP said the Attorney General should ‘reconsider the way the police and CPS handle historical sex offences…If we are not careful, one day soon it will lead to a wrongful conviction’.


Review of ‘Executed’ an ITV documentary marking the 50th anniversary of the last hangings in the UK. The film included an interview with Liam Holden wrongly convicted and sentenced to death in Northern Ireland, His conviction was quashed by the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal in 2012.

A Question of Identity

Scientists explore new identification technologies