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Saturday, 26 January 2013

Barry George loses compensation bid

Judges rule that man wrongly convicted of murder is not entitled to miscarriage of justice payout


Barry George spent 8 years behind bars
Jill Dando was shot dead outside her home in Fulham in April 1999.


This is insane. Barry George did not kill Jill Dando. He was however convicted and spent 8 years in jail before having his conviction overturned. To refuse a compensation claim for lost earnings and wrongful imprisonment is wrong and indefensible, particularly when compared to other awards for compensation made in our courts.

The decision must be overturned immediately, and George should be adequately compensated for the injustice.