- Gerry Conlon, a petty thief in 1970s London, who is forced to confess to a savage terrorist bombing that he did not commit. When he and his father are both sentenced to life imprisonment as one of the 'Guildford Four', he finds a fiercely dedicated lawyer, to help prove his innocence, clear his father's name and expose the truth behind one of the most shameful legal events in recent history.
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Apr 02, 2021 · In October 1974, Gerry happens to gain entry to a prostitute's flat and he steals the £700 he finds there and chats briefly with a man sitting in a park. On that evening in Guildford, southwest of London, there is an explosion at a pub that kills four off-duty soldiers and a civilian, and wounds sixty-five others.
3 days ago · In the case of the Guildford Four, the Director of Public Prosecutions was found to have suppressed alibi evidence that supported Gerry Conlon and Paul Hill's claims of innocence. The Director of Public Prosecutions, for which Havers was acting, was also found to have suppressed confessions by Provisional IRA bombers, known as the Balcombe ...
Apr 01, 2021 · On October 19th 1989, those appeals were vindicate d after the Guildford Four were freed by the Court of Appeal, who ruled police had fabricated interrogation notes. Evidence that proved Conlon could not have carried out the bombings was also suppressed while several false police claims concerning an inability to locate corroborating witnesses were also revealed.
Mar 11, 2021 · In February 2007, four witnesses who gave evidence at the original murder trial were charged with perjury. In December 2008, three of the accused – Angela Psaila, Leanne Vilday and Mark Grommek – were found guilty of committing perjury and each sentenced to 18 months imprisonment.
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Mar 16, 2021 · A true story of one man's 15-year struggle and ultimate triumph over a terrible injustice. Gerry Conlon, a petty thief in 1970s London, who is forced to confess to a savage terrorist bombing that he did not commit. When he and his father are both sentenced to life imprisonment as one of the 'Guildford Four', he finds a fiercely dedicated lawyer, to help prove his innocence, clear his father's name and expose the truth behind one of the most shameful legal events in recent history.
Apr 02, 2021 · Gerry Conlon (1964-2014), a member of the Guildford Four; James Conlon (born 1950), an American conductor; John Conlon (born 1989), hurler with Clonlara and Clare GAA; Kelly Conlon (born 1969), an American bass guitarist; Mary A. Conlon (1870–1936), an American elementary school principal who founded Walton High School; Paddy Conlon (publican), the founder of the town of Narembeen in Western Australia
Apr 02, 2021 · The Birmingham Six were six Irishmen: Hugh Callaghan, Patrick Joseph Hill, Gerard Hunter, Richard McIlkenny, William Power and John Walker, who, in 1975, were each sentenced to life imprisonment following their false convictions for the Birmingham pub bombings. Their convictions were declared unsafe and unsatisfactory and quashed by the Court of Appeal on 14 March 1991. The six men were later awarded compensation ranging from £840,000 to £1.2 million.
Mar 20, 2021 · "It was Peirce who acted for Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four in the 1989 appeal that led to the quashing of the group's 15-year-old conviction for bombings in Guildford and Woolwich. In the 1993 film about the case, In the Name of the Father, Peirce was portrayed by Emma Thompson.
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