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Andrew Malkinson Conviction Quashed

(Posted on 26/07/23)

Andrew Malkinson Conviction Quashed
A man whose rape conviction has been overturned after a 20-year fight for justice has said the past two decades felt like he had been "kidnapped by the state".

Andrew Malkinson was jailed in 2004 for the attack in Salford and served 17 years in prison for a crime despite always maintaining his innocence.

His case was referred to the Court of Appeal in January after another male's DNA was found. 

Mr Malkinson, 57, said today (Wed 26th): "I was innocent and finally they listened."

"But I have been innocent all along, for each of those 20 years that came before today," he said.

"It has taken nearly 20 years to persuade my kidnappers to let me go."

Overturning his conviction, Lord Justice Holroyd said Mr Malkinson could "leave the court free and no longer be subject to the conditions of licence".

Greater Manchester Police also apologised for what they described as a 'grave miscarriage of justice.'

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