Fisherman in £53m drug plot vows to clear name

Fisherman in £53m drug plot vows to clear name
 

A fisherman convicted of trying to smuggle cocaine with a street value of £53m into the UK is to fight to clear his name now that he is out of jail.
Scott Birtwistle, then aged 19, served half of a 14-year sentence. The four others convicted are still in jail.
Birtwistle said the group were on a "routine fishing trip" at the time police claim the crime took place.
Lawyers from the charity the Centre for Criminal Appeals say serious doubts remain over the convictions.
The Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) - the official body that investigates suspected miscarriages of justice... read more

 
4 June 2018 in Regional, Views: 62
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