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Three black men have names cleared 50 years after wrongful conviction

1 month ago   |   By Metro

The names of Winston Trew, 69, Sterling Christie, 69, and George Griffiths, 67, have been cleared after nearly 50 years
Three black men who were convicted on the evidence of a corrupt police officer have had their names cleared after nearly 50 years.
Winston Trew, 69, Sterling Christie, 69, and George Griffiths, 67, were arrested - along with Constantine ‘Omar' Boucher - at Oval Underground station in 1972 by police who accused them of stealing handbags.
They were convicted of attempted theft and assaulting police, and Mr Christie was also found guilty of theft of a handbag, after a...
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'Oval Four' men jailed in 1972 cleared by court of appeal in London

'Oval Four' men jailed in 1972 cleared by court of appeal in London

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Lord chief justice expresses ‘regret that it has taken so long for injustice to be remedied' Three men who were convicted nearly 50 years ago on the evidence of a corrupt police officer have finally had their names cleared by senior judges. Winston Trew , Sterling Christie, now both 69, and George Griffiths, now 67, were arrested - along with Constantine “Omar” Boucher - at Oval tube station in London in 1972 by police who accused them of stealing handbags.
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The Oval Four finally have mugging convictions quashed after almost 50-years

The Oval Four finally have mugging convictions quashed after almost 50-years

1 month ago   |   By The Telegraph


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Oval Four: Top Judges Clear Names Of Three Black Men Wrongly Convicted In 1970s

Oval Four: Top Judges Clear Names Of Three Black Men Wrongly Convicted In 1970s

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

Three black men who were wrongly convicted nearly 50 years ago on the evidence of a corrupt police officer have finally had their names cleared by senior judges. Winston Trew, Sterling Christie and George Griffiths were arrested - along with Constantine “Omar” Boucher - at Oval Underground station in 1972 by police who accused them of stealing handbags. The patrol that arrested them, set up to target thefts on the Northern line, was led by Detective Sergeant Derek Ridgewell, who was later jailed for seven years for conspiracy to steal. The “Oval Four”, as they became known, were convicted...
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Oval Four: Black men jailed after being framed by racist police officer have convictions quashed almost 50 years later

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

Three black men who were framed by a corrupt police officer for crimes they did not commit have been cleared after 47 years.
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