William Findlay

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William Findlay was convicted of the possession and distribution of drugs. On appeal, serious questions arose as to the credibility of evidence offered by the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency, and the conviction was quashed.

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  • Offence: Drugs offences
  • Jurisdiction: Scotland
  • County: Lanarkshire 
  • Ethnicity: Unknown
  • Gender: M
  • Years in prison: 0.5
  • Offence convicted of: Distribution of drugs
  • Year of crime: 2002
  • Year of initial conviction: 2004
  • Year conviction was overturned: 2010
  • Age when imprisoned: 37
  • 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: Unknown
  • Retrial: Unknown
  • Previous appeals: Unknown