The Court of Appeal ruling was in 2003 but there are many aspects of this case which cause deep concern. Det Insp Fred May was arrested along with Det Sgt Eamonn Harris and Det Con David Howell. All were at Rigg Approach in Walthamstow and Fred May had been commended four times, Eamonn Harris thrice.
Judge Denison was involved with the trial, hinging on supergrasses plus non disclosure (as does Rees and others v The Met) and furthermore the perverting of the course of justice by paid police informer Derek Haslam, now hiding in Downham Market.
The appeal was headed by Lord Justice Judge and Lords Hunt and Pitchford. It ought to have overthrown the original verdict but Haslam, comme d’habitude, acted illegally.
Mukal Chawla Q.C represented Fred May, Michael Wood appeared for David Howell and Chris Campbell-Clyne for Eamonn Harris.
After a battle bravely fought Fred May died a few days ago, his health suffered due to his wrongful conviction. Rest assured that the person responsible for his and many other innocent folk going to jail faces a grim and very short future.
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