Daniel Mansell

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Daniel Mansell and Paul Maxwell were convicted of robbery and murder. The prosecution’s evidence relied heavily on the evidence of a prolific informer who implicated the men. On appeal, it was revealed that it had not been disclosed that the informant had been receiving huge financial and goods-based rewards for giving evidence. This misconduct was deemed to be an abuse of the system and the convictions were quashed since the jury may well have viewed the evidence of the informant differently had they had this information.. A retrial was ordered for Maxwell (who pled guilty) but not Mansell (since there was no new or compelling evidence against Mansell).

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  • Offence: Murder Robbery / burglary
  • Jurisdiction: England & Wales
  • County: West Yorkshire 
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Gender: M
  • Years in prison: 11
  • Offence convicted of: Murder, Robbery (x2)
  • Year of crime: 1996
  • Year of initial conviction: 1998
  • Year conviction was overturned: 2009
  • Age when imprisoned: 28
  • CCRC Referral: Y
  • Tried with others: Y
  • Link to full case: https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Crim/2009/2552.html
  • Type of fresh evidence at appeal: 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 1999