Mohammed Yusef Patel

Years in prison:
2.3
Year of crime:
1987
Year conviction was overturned:
2000

Mohamed Yusef Patel was convicted of prejudicing a police drugs investigation. His conviction was based largely on a number of alleged admissions. On appeal, a forensic examination showed the notes of his interviews had been tampered with, making it likely that the admissions were fabricated. As a result, the conviction was found to be unsafe and was quashed.

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  • Offence: Other
  • Jurisdiction: England & Wales
  • County: London 
  • Ethnicity: Unknown
  • Gender: M
  • Years in prison: 2.3
  • Offence convicted of: Obstruction of Justice
  • Year of crime: 1987
  • Year of initial conviction: 1987
  • Year conviction was overturned: 2000
  • Age when imprisoned: 31
  • CCRC Referral: N
  • Tried with others: Y
  • Link to full case: Not available
  • Type of fresh evidence at appeal: Evidence casting doubt on the integrity of police
  • Compensation: Unknown
  • Crown argued case at CofA: Yes
  • Retrial: Unknown
  • Previous appeals: Unknown