Tag: England

Jan 19

165 Men Cleared Of Historical Homosexual Convictions in England and Wales

Disregarding Certain Criminal Convictions, UK Home Office

One-hundred-sixty-five men in England and Wales have had their historical conviction disregarded for a homosexual act that is no longer considered a crime. Homosexuality was decriminalized in 1967 in England and Wales. However, a conviction is still listed in court records and appears on a person’s criminal record. The Protection of Freedoms Act (PFA) enacted …

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Jan 13

Edward John Chandler Cleared Of Flashing Two Women Who Identified Him From Facebook Gossip

Five Bells Pub in Wickham, England.

Edward John Chandler was cleared on appeal of exposing himself to two women in Wickham, England. They identified him from gossip on Facebook. Wickham is a small village of about 4,300 people 80 miles southwest of London. On the evening of July 28, 2016 two women had drinks at the Five Bells Pub in Wickham. …

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Dec 31

Danny Steven Kay Cleared Of Rape By Accuser’s Facebook Messages That Showed Sex Was Consensual

Danny Kay (r) & sister-in-law Sarah Maddison (l) who discovered the exculpatory Facebook messages, after his conviction was overturned on Dec. 21, 2017 (Les Wilson - The Sun (London))

Danny Steven Kay’s rape conviction in Derby, England was quashed on December 21, 2017 by an appeals court based on the discovery of Facebook messages sent by his accuser that showed their sexual encounter was consensual. On July 28, 2012 a 16-year-old female reported to the Derby police — at the urging of her mother …

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May 26

Muslim’s Conviction For Threatening To Behead British Political Candidate Tossed By Appeals Court

David Robinson-Young (Chronicle (Newcastle, England))

A British appeals court has overturned Aftab Ahmed’s conviction of threatening to murder a political candidate. The appeals court ruled there wasn’t enough evidence Ahmed intended to carry through with his threat to behead the man. In April 2015 Ahmed was 44 and living near Newcastle, England, which is about 250 miles north of London. …

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May 13

Chris Bateman Exonerated Of Drunk Driving By Pub’s CCTV Video

Chris Bateman in January 2015 (Sunderland Echo)

Chris Bateman’s driving while intoxicated conviction has been overturned on appeal based on the new evidence of CCTV video recorded at the pub in Sunderland, England where he was arrested. Sunderland is almost 300 miles north of London. Bateman stopped at two pubs on the early evening of June 26, 2014. He had one beer …

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Dec 27

Judge Complains To Jury Paul Cleary’s Acquittal Will Distress Prosecution Witnesses

Paul Cleary leaving Liverpool Crown Court during his trial (Liverpool Echo)

The lack of objectivity and pro-prosecution bias of judges is common in countries around the world. There are times when a judge simply cannot resist the temptation to overtly express their sympathy with the prosecution. One of those times occurred on December 10, 2013 after a jury in Liverpool, England acquitted Paul Cleary of allegedly …

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Jun 04

How To Appeal In England and Wales Booklet Available From JUSTICE

Cover of “How To Appeal” by JUSTICE

JUSTICE is a non-profit human rights organization based in London, England that was founded in 1957. JUSTICE was one of the principal advocates for people in the United Kingdom with a post-conviction miscarriage of justice claim before the Criminal Case Review Commission began operating in 1997. JUSTICE has published a booklet that is invaluable to …

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May 12

Proving Innocence Is No Longer Necessary For Wrongful Conviction Compensation In England

Proving Innocence Is No Longer Necessary For Wrongful Conviction Compensation In England

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Mar 10

Child Pornography Conviction Tossed For Possessing Books Available on Amazon.com

Child Pornography Conviction Tossed For Possessing Books Available on Amazon.com

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