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CCRC Review of Oliver Campbell’s Case (No. 2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1756: tabled on 20 April 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses its grave concern over the case of Oliver Campbell, a mentally challenged youth, convicted of murder in 1991 on the basis of a confession containing many inaccuracies and absurdities, made after unfair questioning and in the absence of a solicitor by a jury which was never informed that his co-defendant had exonerated him to police; welcomes the decision of the Criminal Cases Review Commission to reconsider the case; and encourages the Commission to follow the advice of a former Commissioner, David James Smith broadcast by BBC Newsnight on 16 March 2021, to refer this very stale and very troubling case back to the Court of Appeal at the earliest possible opportunity.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.