- The Guildford Four and the Maguire Seven sought leave to appeal their convictions immediately and were refused. Despite this, a growing body of disparate groups pressed for a re-examination of the case.
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The Guildford Four tried to obtain from the Home Secretary a reference to the Court of Appeal under Section 17 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 (later repealed), but were unsuccessful. In 1987, the Home Office issued a memorandum recognising that it was unlikely they were terrorists, but that this would not be sufficient evidence for appeal.
The Guildford Four have had their convictions quashed by the Court of Appeal following an extensive inquiry into the original police investigation. As he emerged from the court, one of the four,...
THE "GUILDFORD FOUR" APPEAL. HL Deb 16 January 1989 vol 503 cc85-8WA85WA. Lord Campbell of Croy. asked Her Majesty's Government: If they have reached a decision on whether to refer the case of the Guildford Four to the Court of Appeal. Lord Ferrers. On 22nd October 1975, Patrick Armstrong, Gerard Conlon, Paul Hill, and Carole Richardson were convicted of murder and other offences connected with the bombing of two public houses in Guildford on 5th October 1974, in which five people died.
The Guildford Four were released in October 1989 after the Avon and Somerset police had discovered evidence which showed that, as the Lord Chief Justice was to state at the hearing of the appeal when the convictions were quashed, ‘the police must have lied’. That evidence was never shown to the Guildford Four.
Oct 16, 2020 · The Guildford Four, convicted of the 1975 IRA bombings of public houses in Guildford and Woolwich, England, are cleared of all charges after nearly 15 years in prison.
In June 1991 Giuseppe's sentence was posthumously overturned by the Court of Appeal along with those of the Maguires. The Birmingham Six also had their convictions overturned on appeal in 1991....
It felt like a Hollywood moment. Minutes earlier, the four had been cleared of their wrongful conviction for the Guildford and Woolwich pub bombings. After 15 years, justice had finally been done.
Oct 06, 2017 · But later, after the Guildford Four's convictions were quashed, former judge Sir John May carried out a five-year probe into the case, and wrote in his final report: "Formulation of the Balcombe ...