Christopher Hagans

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Christopher Hagans was convicted of robbery, conspiracy to rob, and unlawful possession of a firearm. At trial the main evidence came from a supergrass, other evidence of oral confessions and incriminating remarks reported by police officers. On appeal, the evidence of both the police and the supergrass was discredited based on findings of corruption against the police force. The credibility of the investigation was undermined and the conviction was quashed.

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  • Offence: Robbery / burglary
  • Jurisdiction: England & Wales
  • County: Leicestershire 
  • Ethnicity: Unknown
  • Gender: M
  • Years in prison: 20
  • Offence convicted of: Robbery; conspiracy to rob; unlawful possession of a firearm
  • Year of crime: Unknown
  • Year of initial conviction: 1983
  • Year conviction was overturned: 2003
  • Age when imprisoned: Unknown
  • CCRC Referral: Y
  • Tried with others: Y
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  • Type of fresh evidence at appeal: Evidence casting doubt on the integrity of police, Evidence relating to the reliability of witness testimony
  • Compensation: Unknown
  • Crown argued case at CofA: No
  • Retrial: No
  • Previous appeals: Unsuccessful application for leave to appeal in 1985