David Ballingham

Year of crime:
2005
Year conviction was overturned:
2008

David Ballingham was convicted of two counts of assault. The identification evidence in the case was said to be weak. On appeal, a new witness was discovered who described seeing a man in his 20s running away from the scene of the original attack. The original trial Sheriff wrote a report to the appeal court, stating that had the witness’s evidence been available at the 2005 trial, it would have given him reasonable doubt about Ballingham’s guilt and he would have been acquitted. The prosecution had also failed to disclose material evidence that would have helped the defence case.

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  • Offence: Manslaughter / non-fatal offence against the person
  • Jurisdiction: Scotland
  • County: Stirlingshire 
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Gender: M
  • Offence convicted of: 2 Counts of Assault
  • Year of crime: 2005
  • Year of initial conviction: 2005
  • Year conviction was overturned: 2008
  • Age when imprisoned: Unknown
  • CCRC Referral: Y
  • Tried with others: N
  • Link to full case: Not available
  • Type of fresh evidence at appeal: Other
  • Compensation: Unknown
  • Crown argued case at CofA: No
  • Retrial: No
  • Previous appeals: Unsuccessful appeal