Patrick Irvine

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Patrick Irvine was convicted of robbery and manslaughter, after a team of six men were involved in a robbery from a Securicor guard, in which the guard was shot and died. Irvine reportedly made admission-like statements in the police car. The basis for the appeal was the discrediting of officers of the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad. Since the only real evidence linking Irvine to the case were his alleged confessionary statements in the police car, when evidence from the police regarding these statements was discredited the case evidence was undermined and the court concluded that there was no basis for upholding the conviction.

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  • Offence: Other Robbery / burglary
  • Jurisdiction: England & Wales
  • County: West Midlands 
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Gender: M
  • Years in prison: 11
  • Offence convicted of: Manslaughter, Robbery
  • Year of crime: 1980
  • Year of initial conviction: 1982
  • Year conviction was overturned: 2002
  • Age when imprisoned: Unknown
  • CCRC Referral: Y
  • Tried with others: Y
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  • 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 in 1983