Trevor McCalla

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Trevor McCalla was convicted of conspiracy to rob a bookmakers in Wolverhampton. The primary evidence linking McCalla to this conspiracy was a statement he allegedly made to police officers. On appeal, findings of malpractice by the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad were revealed.. The court found that the findings against police officers seriously called into question their trustworthiness as witnesses and the conviction was quashed.

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  • Offence: Robbery / burglary
  • Jurisdiction: England & Wales
  • County: West Midlands 
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Gender: M
  • Years in prison: 1.5
  • Offence convicted of: Conspiracy to Rob
  • Year of crime: 1985
  • Year of initial conviction: 1985
  • Year conviction was overturned: 1995
  • Age when imprisoned: 25
  • CCRC Referral: N
  • Tried with others: N
  • 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: Unknown
  • Retrial: Unknown
  • Previous appeals: Unsuccessful appeal in 1987