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Paula Poolton: New affair claims in 12-year-old murder case

Paula Poolton: New affair claims in 12-year-old murder case(Posted on 25/11/20)

Inside Justice which is reviewing the case of a man convicted of murdering his lover is investigating claims the victim may have been have been in a relationship with another man. Roger Kearney was jailed for life in 2010 after Paula Poolton, 40, was found stabbed to death in the boot of her car in Swanwick, Hampshire, in 2008. Kearney, now 67, has always maintained his innocence. Inside Justice has appealed for new information... Read more...

Eight out of 10 police forces are unaware of guidance on evidence retention

(Posted on 25/11/20)

The failure by police forces to properly store evidence ‘risks wrongful convictions’, according to a charity investigating miscarriages of justice. Freedom of Information requests made by Inside Justice revealed that eight out of 10 police forces in England and Wales were not aware of the relevant guidance. The National Police Chiefs’ Council guidance, published by the Home Office in 2019, sets out the requirements regarding the storage... Read more...

Inside Justice ask for people to come forward in Roger Kearney case

Inside Justice ask for people to come forward in Roger Kearney case(Posted on 24/11/20)

As reported in the Portsmouth News, 24 Nov 2020 Inside Justice has said ‘people close’ to the victim said Mrs Paula Poolton may have been in a ‘relationship or friendship’ with another man close to her death. Louise Shorter, chief executive and investigator at Inside Justice said: ‘There has been further speculation of this on social media and if true, could be highly relevant to the case. ‘We need to know one way or the... Read more...

News Release: Police Forces Failure to Store Evidence Risks Wrongful Convictions

News Release: Police Forces Failure to Store Evidence Risks Wrongful Convictions    (Posted on 24/11/20)

Inside Justice has launched a new short film in an effort to get all police forces to follow guidance and store evidence properly. Inside Justice is campaigning for the police to adhere to guidance around post-conviction storage and retention of evidence collected from crime scenes so that if someone claims they are innocent, they can prove it through forensic testing and analysis.  The new video features a case involving Roger Kearney... Read more...

Locherbie bomber's lawyer launches fundraiser

(Posted on 21/11/20)

A crowdfunder has been launched to help pay for the appeal against the conviction of the late Abdelbaset al-Megrahi for the Lockerbie bombing. Lawyer Aamer Anwar told PA News: "There has been a widespread assumption that our legal team have been paid fees to date, that is simply not true as they have worked pro-bono for what can only be described as the biggest criminal appeal in UK legal history." Mr Anwar who is... Read more...

Man arrested over 1974 Birmingham pub bombing

(Posted on 20/11/20)

A man has been arrested in connection with the deaths of 21 people in the 1974 pub bombings in Birmingham. The blasts at the Mulberry Bush and Tavern in the Town pubs on the night of 21 November also injured 220 people. Officers from Counter Terrorism Policing West Midlands, working with the Police Service of Northern Ireland, are reported in the BBC to have arrested the 65-year-old at his home in Belfast. He was detained under Section... Read more...

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