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
say if he was made to sign under duress? why would any sane man confess to a murder they didnt commit.
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.
I read the £46 as £46k at first because that would have been reasonable.
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.
Clueless. There should be sanctioned compensation for all wrongful imprisonment, as it seems that officials can't get it right.
People who are saying that he should be charged for wasting time are stupid and have not read the whole article obviously.
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.
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.