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Convicted by phone record – the joint enterprise case of Mark Collett (2005)

Crime Scene Tape by Brandon Anderson, found on flickr and used under Creative Commons Crime Scene Tape by Brandon Anderson, found on flickr and used under Creative Commons

“On 6 May 2005, Mark Collett was convicted of joint-enterprise murder along with three other co-defendants. The victim, John Hancock, died after being severely assaulted at St Ronans Road, Southsea. It was accepted at the trial that Collett was not part of the gang who committed the assault. However, it was alleged that he had procured and instructed his co-defendants to carry out the attack. The evidence against Collett was circumstantial, campaigners say, comprising mainly of phone records indicating that he had corresponded with the co-defendants on the day of the murder. Collett maintains that he had no knowledge of the attack and the calls were nothing to do with the murder. Collett’s application to the CCRC was recently refused. He has served six years of his life sentence.”

Fromhttps://www.theguardian.com/law/2012/mar/27/criminal-cases-review-commission-case-studies

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