David Potter

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David Potter was convicted of rape, false imprisonment and three counts of indecent assault. Potter’s ex-girlfriend claimed she had called at his home to collect some items she had left behind after their relationship ended, and that he attacked her after tying her up and gassing her. On appeal, evidence (collected by Potter’s parents using a private detective) was presented that undermined the ex-girlfriend’s version of events and as a result the conviction was found to be unsafe and was quashed.

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  • Offence: Sexual offences
  • Jurisdiction: England & Wales
  • County: Lancashire 
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Gender: M
  • Years in prison: 6
  • Offence convicted of: Rape, False Imprisonment, Indecent Assault
  • Year of crime: Unknown
  • Year of initial conviction: 1998
  • Year conviction was overturned: 2004
  • Age when imprisoned: 46
  • CCRC Referral: N
  • Tried with others: N
  • Link to full case: Not available
  • Type of fresh evidence at appeal: Evidence relating to the reliability of complainant testimony
  • Compensation: Unknown
  • Crown argued case at CofA: Unknown
  • Retrial: No
  • Previous appeals: Unknown