Thomas Smart

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Thomas Smart was convicted of possessing live ammunition following a bullet keyring being found at his home. The keyring was sent to the Government’s Forensic Science Service (FSS) for testing, and they concluded it was a live round. He felt forced to plead guilty to the crime. His conviction was quashed after the FSS admitted that the wrong exhibit had been examined.

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  • Offence: Other
  • Jurisdiction: England & Wales
  • County: Lancashire 
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Gender: M
  • Offence convicted of: Possession of ammunition
  • Year of crime: 2008
  • Year of initial conviction: 2008
  • Year conviction was overturned: 2009
  • Affirmative evidence of innocence: Y
  • Age when imprisoned: Unknown
  • CCRC Referral: N
  • Tried with others: N
  • Link to full case: Not available
  • Compensation: No
  • Crown argued case at CofA: Unknown
  • Retrial: Unknown
  • Previous appeals: Unknown