£46 award for innocent man's 27 years in pris Watch

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(Original post by h82think)
But a lot of lawyers tell their clients to say they are guilty (even if they are not) to get a lighter sentence!
Lol.

That may be true for petty crimes but any lawyer who tells an innocent person to confess to a rape and murder charge is a complete and utter moron.
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u spend 27 years locked up wrongfully then when you finally get released he isnt given enough for a train journey home.
bet he is gutted
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Scandalous.
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In that case there should be a thorough investigation into the situation surrounding the interviews and the way the case was handled.
Exactly, although after watching Red Riding I am not sure how much good an investigation would do. :ninja: :p:
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say if he was made to sign under duress? why would any sane man confess to a murder they didnt commit.
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say if he was made to sign under duress? why would any sane man confess to a murder they didnt commit.
He isn't sane - "Hodgson, who requires psychiatric care and is described as deeply institutionalised".
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Gosh, the gov't f it up again.
Damn right!
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Mathematical genius here! :yep:
No sarcasm here btw.

What was the government thinking? :eek:
Lol it does say it in the article but i'll take being a mathematical genius
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Lol it does say it in the article but i'll take being a mathematical genius
Sure sure.
Hey guys, I think I've found the person who can figure out the Riemann hypothesis! :tongue:
& she's female. girl power.
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Lol.

That may be true for petty crimes but any lawyer who tells an innocent person to confess to a rape and murder charge is a complete and utter moron.

He was a pathological liar, had mental health issues and was probably pushed into confession by questionable interrogation methods used at the time.
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Ridiculous and points out the errors of the UK justice system.

He should be given millions for his asking when to pee and so on.

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He was a pathological liar, had mental health issues and was probably pushed into confession by questionable interrogation methods used at the time.
I'm aware of that. I even pointed it out to another poster.

I was simply pointing out to the member that I was replying to, that a lawyer wouldn't tell his client to plead guilty to a rape and murder charge for a lesser sentance if innocence could possibly be proved.
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I read the £46 as £46k at first because that would have been reasonable.
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If you all stopped jumping to conclusions you would realise that the £46 isn't compensation for 27 years in prison. It is just a standard sum paid to released prisoners.

Undoubtedly this chap will put in a significant compensation claim to the Home Office. He is also bringing various lawsuits. The likely payout will be very significant indeed. But this £46 simply doesn't have anything to do with that.
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Clueless. There should be sanctioned compensation for all wrongful imprisonment, as it seems that officials can't get it right.
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Clueless. There should be sanctioned compensation for all wrongful imprisonment, as it seems that officials can't get it right.
There is. He'll be applying for it. These things take a little time. And the £46 has nothing to do with what he'll eventually get.
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Disgusting smh
"smh"?
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I read the £46 as £46k at first because that would have been reasonable.
How the **** is £46k reasonable for depriving someone of their freedom for 27 years?! I'd want ******* billions.
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People who are saying that he should be charged for wasting time are stupid and have not read the whole article obviously.

Two facts:

1 - He is mentally ill and also had a habit of lying.

2 - There is speculation that the police used questionable methods of interrogation.

The pigs have too much power and too much of a say in this country.

But about the money - the article headline is just written in a sensationalist manner (they always are anyway), it mentions all the other claims that are going to be put through soon. He will come out with more than a fair bit in the end probably.

I don't think it should be the prison service who should be paying anyway.
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I'm astonished by the vindictive posts here. This guy is owed millions for what the government wrongly did. I don't even care about what he did - he was innocent and was put in a cell for nearly 3 decades.

What on earth is wrong with you?

The police force concerned should pay, will make them think twice about how they pursue their investigations.

How much are bankers being paid again??
Something very wrong here.
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