Murder conviction ruled unsafe (2009)

Convicted of murder of Alf Wilkins in Grimsby in 2001 on evidence that he had confessed while drunk, Ian Lawless, 47, has had his conviction overturned after the Court of Appeal heard fresh medical evidence about his mental condition at the time.

The appeal follows a referral by the Criminal Cases Review Commission and is based upon fresh evidence and in particular the testimony of Professor Gisli Gudjonnsson, an eminent psychologist who has given evidence in many of the countries leading miscarriage cases including the Guildford 4, Derek Bentley , Barry George and others.

Court quashes murder conviction

Ian Lawless is represented by solicitor Mark Newby of Jordans LLP

Read more in the Grimsby Telegraph 8 April 2009 and Grimsby Telegraph 17 June 2009

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