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'Lost' bootlace could clear name of killer Michael Stone

'Lost' bootlace could clear name of killer Michael Stone(Posted on 12/05/21)

A bootlace found at the scene of one of the UK's most notorious murders and thought to be lost by police has now been found, according to reports. Mother and daughter Lin and Megan Russell were killed in a brutal hammer attack near the village of Chillenden in 1996. Lin's other daughter Josie, then 9 years-old, survived the attack, which took place as the family walked home along a country lane from a school swimming gala. Michael... Read more...


Forensic science failings risk miscarriages of justice, say peers

Forensic science failings risk miscarriages of justice, say peers(Posted on 10/05/21)

As reported in Inside Time, members of the House of Lords have claimed that underfunded and inconsistent forensic science in Britain risks creating miscarriages of justice. The Government scrapped the state-owned Forensic Science Service in 2012 and police forces now do their own analysis or contract it out to private labs. A report by the Lords Science and Technology Committee in 2019 found that that forensic science was underfunded, with too... Read more...


New documentary casts doubt over murder conviction of Omar Benguit

New documentary casts doubt over murder conviction of Omar Benguit(Posted on 05/05/21)

A new BBC documentary is set to cast doubt over the murder conviction of Omar Benguit who was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Jong-Ok Shin in Bournemouth in 2005. In a new programme, Unsolved: An Alibi for Omar? for BBC Three, journalists have discovered new evidence that could provide him with an alibi. Researchers have also find more prosecution witnesses who claim the police pressured them to tell lies about Omar in court. ... Read more...


Justice Podcast: In Conversation with Tracy Alexander

Justice Podcast: In Conversation with Tracy Alexander(Posted on 04/05/21)

In the latest episode of the Justice Podcast our Advisory Panel member and Trustee, Tracy Alexander joins Edwina Grosvenor to discuss her fascinating career as the Director of Forensic Services for the City of London Police. In this episode Edwina talks to Tracy Alexander, Director of Forensic Services for the City of London Police, President of the British Academy of Forensic Sciences and Fellow of King’s College London. Tracy walks us through... Read more...


Eric McGraw, campaigner on penal reform who founded the prisoners’ newspaper Inside Time – obituary

Eric McGraw, campaigner on penal reform who founded the prisoners’ newspaper Inside Time – obituary(Posted on 04/05/21)

You may have seen the tremendously sad news that our dear friend Eric McGraw has recently died. It was Eric’s idea to establish a charity to help prisoners who claim to be innocent and he was a tireless champion for the difficult work we do. Inside Justice simply would not be here without him.  Whilst visiting his widow Svetlana, I noticed a board of photographs of him with various famous faces. It encapsulated two wonderful qualities... Read more...


Event: Evidence Retention and Post-Conviction Disclosure

Event: Evidence Retention and Post-Conviction Disclosure (Posted on 29/04/21)

Presentation by Louise Shorter, Founder and Investigator at Inside Justice.  Title: Evidence Retention and Post-Conviction Disclosure Date: Thursday 6th May, 6pm (BST) Organised by the University of Cardiff's Miscarriage of Justice Awareness Society along with the University of Manchester  Abstract:  Imagine spending years in prison for a murder you did not commit. Finally, someone has taken on your case and is about... Read more...





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