Lloyd George Fraser

Years in prison:
7
Year of crime:
Unknown
Year conviction was overturned:
2003

Lloyd George Fraser was convicted of possession of canabis. The case rested on observation evidence of police officers. Police officers saw the appellant and his brother arrive at a house they were observing and go inside, one of them carrying a bulky, white plastic bag. On entering the house the police found two white plastic bags containing 12 kilogrammes of cannabis resin and shrub canabis. Two of the appellants keys were found to fit house locks. He and his brother were driven to the police station and the police accompanying them claim to have found a twist of canabis resin secreted beneath the car seat where the appellant had been sitting. The appellant denied the offence and claimed the police planted the canabis in the car. On appeal, evidence undermining the credibility of police officers who gave evidence was presented. In addition, one key police notebook (of the officer said to have found the canabis in the car) could not be found and another relevant notebook contained no mention of it at all. In light of the new information, the appeal was allowed.

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  • Offence: Drugs offences
  • Jurisdiction: England & Wales
  • County: Birmingham 
  • Ethnicity: Unknown
  • Gender: M
  • Years in prison: 7
  • Offence convicted of: Possesion of drugs
  • Year of crime: Unknown
  • Year of initial conviction: 1993
  • Year conviction was overturned: 2003
  • Age when imprisoned: Unknown
  • CCRC Referral: Y
  • Tried with others: Y
  • Link to full case: https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Crim/2003/3180.html
  • Type of fresh evidence at appeal: Evidence casting doubt on the integrity of police
  • Compensation: Unknown
  • Crown argued case at CofA: No
  • Retrial: No
  • Previous appeals: Unsuccessful application for leave to appeal