Sirfraze Ahmed

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Sirfraze Ahmed was convicted of robbery after Neil Bateman was ambushed and overpowered by three men in masks outside his home. £30,000 was taken. Detectives found fingerprints of Ahmed on a black plastic bag used as a hood and left at the scene. On appeal, it was found the jury should have been told there was a high chance Ahmed had touched the bag while it was in his car workshop. This evidence was not presented to the jury. As a result, the conviction was found to be unsafe.

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  • Offence: Robbery / burglary
  • Jurisdiction: England & Wales
  • County: Herefordshire 
  • Ethnicity: Unknown
  • Gender: M
  • Years in prison: 0.67
  • Offence convicted of: Robbery
  • Year of crime: 2004
  • Year of initial conviction: 2006
  • Year conviction was overturned: 2007
  • Age when imprisoned: 31
  • CCRC Referral: N
  • Tried with others: Y
  • Link to full case: Not available
  • Type of fresh evidence at appeal: Evidence undermining forensic science
  • Compensation: Unknown
  • Crown argued case at CofA: Unknown
  • Retrial: No
  • Previous appeals: Unknown