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Man arrested over 1974 Birmingham pub bombing

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 41... Read more...


Inside Justice launches powerful new film

Inside Justice launches powerful new film (Posted on 15/11/20)

Inside Justice has published a powerful new short film this week which gives a fascinating insight into us and our work.  Our small team of caseworkers receive applications from prisoners who claim they are innocent but have no legal, expert or investigative support. We are also alerted to cases by lawyers who believe an innocent person may have been jailed but can do no more due to Legal Aid funding cuts. All of our clients say the same... Read more...


CCRC in new call for research

CCRC in new call for research(Posted on 10/11/20)

The independent public body which investigates alleged miscarriages of justice in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is inviting new proposals for research projects.  The Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) Research Committee promotes and manages serious independent academic research which makes use of CCRC casework records and data to study matters relevant to miscarriages of justice and the wider justice system. While there... Read more...


New evidence may cast doubt over convictions of fishermen

New evidence may cast doubt over convictions of fishermen(Posted on 27/10/20)

A lawyer appealing for the release of the 'Freshwater Five' says evidence shows their boat was in the wrong place for a drugs transfer off the Isle of Wight. Jamie Green and his crew – Scott Birtwistle, Daniel Payne and Zoran Dresic, along with Jonathan Beere – were jailed in June 2011 for up to 24 years each for conspiracy to import cocaine. All five men claim they are innocent after 250kg of cocaine worth £53m was found floating in holdalls... Read more...


Inside Justice Annual Report 2019-2020 Published

Inside Justice Annual Report 2019-2020 Published(Posted on 20/10/20)

Inside Justice is proud to publish its latest Annual Report which captures our achievements and activities over the last 12 months.  It's been another busy year with more than 400 applications received and 1,500 hours of free expert and legal advice provided by our team and colleagues on casework.  As ever, our mission is to empower individuals convicted of a crime they say they did not commit, by working closely with statutory and... Read more...


Public Inquiry considered for Birmingham pub bombings

Public Inquiry considered for Birmingham pub bombings(Posted on 19/10/20)

The home secretary Priti Patel MP is to consider the case for a public inquiry into the 1974 Birmingham Pub Bombings. The blasts at the Mulberry Bush and Tavern in the Town pubs on the night of 21 November killed 21 people and injured 220. Their families along with a campaign group, Justice for the 21, have long called for a public inquiry into what happened. Priti Patel said she "recognised the desire to see those responsible... Read more...