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Flawed expert evidence sees murder case referred back to Court of Appeal

Flawed expert evidence sees murder case referred back to Court of Appeal(Posted on 23/02/21)

The Criminal Cases Review Commission has referred the murder conviction of Justin Plummer who was convicted in 1998 back to the Court of Appeal.  On 16 December 1998, following a trial at St Albans Crown Court, Justin Plummer was convicted of the murder of Janice Cartwright-Gilbert. He was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum term of 16 years, and remains in prison. Following a detailed review, the CCRC has decided to refer Mr Plummer... Read more...


Met Police forensic scientist accused of mishandling evidence

Met Police forensic scientist accused of mishandling evidence(Posted on 19/02/21)

A Met Police forensic scientist has appeared in court accused of mishandling laboratory evidence for nine years.  Ursula Collins from South London, has been charged with eight counts of misconduct in a public office following an investigation by the Met Police. According to a report published by BBC News it is alleged Ms Collins failed to correctly store exhibits and caused "undue delay" to investigations. She did not enter... Read more...


EVENT: Inside Justice takes part in Justice Week 2021

EVENT: Inside Justice takes part in Justice Week 2021(Posted on 18/02/21)

We are delighted to be taking part in this year's Justice Week which is organised by the Law Society and The Bar Council.  Inside Justice will be delivering a talk on Tuesday 2 March, 5.30pm which focuses on accessing justice for wrongful convictions. During the session our speakers will take the audience through the work required in a real-life investigation to identify a killer, and have the murder conviction of an innocent man quashed.&... Read more...


'Serial killer' nurse case referred to Court of Appeal

'Serial killer' nurse case referred to Court of Appeal(Posted on 12/02/21)

A man who was convicted in 2008 of murdering four women and attempting to murder another by injecting them with insulin, has had his case referred to the Court of Appeal today.  All five women were elderly inpatients on orthopaedic wards where Colin Norris worked as a nurse. Following a detailed review of this complex and difficult case, the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) has decided to refer all five of Mr Norris’s convictions... Read more...


Wrongly Convicted Man Receives £2.5m Compensation

Wrongly Convicted Man Receives £2.5m Compensation(Posted on 10/02/21)

A Polish man who served 18 years for a rape and murder he did not commit has been awarded 12.8m zloty (£2.5m) in compensation by a court.  Tomasz Komenda had been sentenced to 25 years in jail in 2004 for the rape and murder of Malgorzata Kwiatkowska. The 15-year-old’s body was found frozen outside a club after a New Year’s Eve party in 1996 in the village of Miloszyce near the city of Wroclaw. In March 2018 he had cried tears of relief... Read more...


UK Actor Ricky Tomlinson Tries to Overturn Conviction

UK Actor Ricky Tomlinson Tries to Overturn Conviction(Posted on 04/02/21)

A group of 14 trade unionists including actor Ricky Tomlinson are attempting to have their convictions overturned at the Court of Appeal this week.  The group say police destroyed evidence, and claim security chiefs prejudiced their trial. The men were convicted over allegedly illegal protests during a 1972 strike. Six of the 14 have since died but their families have continued the cases in their names. Tomlinson was jailed for two... Read more...