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CCRC review of Oliver Campbell's case

EDM (Early Day Motion) 845: tabled on 07 September 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 10 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the decision of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) to reconsider objectively, independently and professionally the case of Oliver Campbell, who has severe learning difficulties and whose conviction in 1990 for murder was based on a confession extracted in an oppressive manner at a trial where the jury did not know that his co-defendant had exonerated him in an interview with police; encourages the CCRC to refer the case to the Court of Appeal to enable Oliver’s conviction to be quashed and wishes to give special thanks to Oliver Campbell’s former MP, Sandy Martin, who brought the House’s attention to the case of Oliver Campbell through a Westminster Hall debate in the summer of 2019.