The cardiff three - police corruption (again)

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Re: The cardiff three - police corruption (again)

Postby MikeThomas » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:04 pm


The UK's biggest trial of ex-police officers has collapsed after a judge said they could not get a fair hearing.

Eight former South Wales Police officers were accused of perverting the course of justice after the wrongful conviction of three men for murder.

Files relating to complaints by an original defendant were said to be missing, and the director of public prosecutions was "extremely concerned".

The case follows the murder of Cardiff prostitute Lynette White in 1988.

On inquiry, it was found that these copies had been destroyed and no record of the reason for their destruction had been made by the police officers concerned”
Simon Clements
Crown Prosecution Service

Tony Paris, Yusef Abdullahi and Stephen Miller were wrongly jailed for life in 1990.

The officers involved in the original investigation of the case all denied conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Former officers Graham Mouncher, Thomas Page, Richard Powell, John Seaford, Michael Daniels, Peter Greenwood, Paul Jennings, Paul Stephen have now all been acquitted.

In a trial which began at Swansea Crown Court in July, civilians Violet Perriam and Ian Massey also denied two counts of perjury. They have also been cleared.

The case, twice halted to discharge a jury member, ended in dramatic fashion on Thursday.

Here's a link to the 'full' story:
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