Gary Ford

Years in prison:
15
Year of crime:
1996
Year conviction was overturned:
2011

Gary Ford was convicted of robbery and burglary. On appeal, it was found that evidence had been obtained from unlawful use of a “supergrass”, Karl Chapman, who was alleged to have been his accomplice and was offered improper inducements and rewards. The convictions were quashed.

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  • Offence: Robbery / burglary
  • Jurisdiction: England & Wales
  • County: Yorkshire 
  • Ethnicity: Unknown
  • Gender: M
  • Years in prison: 15
  • Offence convicted of: Robbery and burglary
  • Year of crime: 1996
  • Year of initial conviction: 1996
  • Year conviction was overturned: 2011
  • Age when imprisoned: Unknown
  • 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 witness testimony
  • Compensation: Yes
  • Link to compensation: https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/crime/exclusive-west-yorkshire-police-aps70k-payout-over-supergrass-scandal-1802113
  • Crown argued case at CofA: Unknown
  • Retrial: Unknown
  • Previous appeals: Unknown