Christmas Support

It’s Christmas week and for many of us this is a very difficult time. We wanted to let you know what support is available over the Christmas period. Here on Accused.Me.UK we are keeping the group open for posting and moderators will be around to contact and reach out to most of the time. If…

Gary Walker: Ex-police officer’s 2004 murder conviction overturned

A former police officer who spent 17 years in prison for the 2003 killing of his pregnant partner has had his case thrown out during a retrial. Gary Walker, now 57, was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2004 for murdering Audra Bancroft in Burton-upon-Trent. Following a review of his case by the Criminal Cases Review…

CCRC refers case after “wrong man” convicted at court

The Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) has referred a sexual assault conviction from 2008 to the Crown Court, after finding compelling evidence that the person arrested at the scene, was not the same man who was later convicted at court. The convicted man, “Mr H”, was placed on the national Sex Offenders Register as a…

Understanding the duty solicitor scheme – What to expect.

When you are arrested you have a legal right, free of charge to legal representation and consultation whilst at the Police Station for the purpose of interview. If you have had involvement with the Police before or for other reasons you know which Criminal Defence Solicitors firm you wish to use then you can request…

World News

American author Alice Sebold has apologised for her part in the wrongful conviction of a man who was cleared last week of raping her in 1981. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-59485586?fbclid=IwAR1WrotQnNIFKlIVU10d4csrsO0s4Os_x3Zz0l2AmF-7IPQvqP4ISsO_xyg