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Denied justice for ten years

Issue No. 1703

Denied justice for ten years

Raphael Rowe Michael Davis Randolph Johnson

"GUTTED." That was the reaction of the campaign spokesperson as the M25 Three were led down to the cells of the appeal court on Tuesday. Three appeal court judges "reserved judgement" on the case of the three black men jailed in 1990 for crimes, including murder, they did not commit. Supporters of Raphael Rowe, Michael Davis and Randolph Johnson were hoping that Lord

Justice Mantell and two other judges would free them after hearing days of devastating evidence that adds up to a gross miscarriage of justice. The appeal court heard how vital evidence had been withheld from the defence, how a chief witness for the prosecution had been a police informer, and how identification should have cleared the men.

Yet at the start of the week the innocent men and their friends and families faced another delay to freedom.

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Sat 1 Jul 2000, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1703
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