In 1989, detectives from Avon and Somerset Constabulary, investigating the handling of the case, found significant pieces of evidence in relation to Surrey Police's handling of the Guildford Four and their statements. Typed notes from Patrick Armstrong's police interviews had been extensively edited.
Oct 16, 2020 · On October 5, 1974, an IRA bomb killed four people in a Guildford pub frequented by British military personnel, while another bomb in Woolwich killed three. British investigators rushed to find...
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Sir Michael Havers had to work overtime to undo the damage caused by the police characterisation of the Maguire Seven and convince the jury that the prosecution against them was totally unconnected with the successful prosecution of the Guildford Four. After the release of the Guildford Four proceedings were commenced against three Surrey officers who formed the interviewing team of Patrick Armstrong.
May 20, 2013 · Sir John May, the former appeal court judge charged to investigate the Guildford convictions, is to take no public evidence because of delays in bringing the case to court. Solicitors for the Four...
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...
The investigation of a case is by reliance on the police. Yet several cases, in particular the Guildford Four,  Maguire Seven,  Darvell Brothers  and the case of Judith Ward  illustrate that the police, forensic scientists and prosecution cannot be relied upon fairly to pass on evidence which might be helpful to the accused.
Jan 31, 2019 · On 19 October 1989, the Court of Appeal ruled the convictions were unsafe and set the Guildford Four free. A four-man IRA unit known as the Balcombe Street gang claimed responsibility for the...
An investigation into the case by Avon and Somerset Police found serious flaws in the way Surrey Police handled the case.
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