The A6 Murder (2002)

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    Cathy Tyson

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    United Kingdom

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Investigates the case of James Hanratty, who in April 1962 was hung for the murder of Michael Gregsten, and the long campaign waged against his conviction, culminating in the re-examination of the case by the Court of Appeal in early May 2002 which upheld the original verdict. Looks in particular at the new DNA evidence gained by comparing crime scene evidence still stored in police files with DNA samples taken from the corpse of Hanratty which was exhumed in 2001. Participants include: Michael Hanratty (James's brother); Michael Sherrard QC (Hanratty's trial barrister); Paul Foot (Hanratty campaigner); Roger Mann, Ian Evett, John Bark and Dr Jonathan Whitaker (Forensic Science Service); Dr David Baxendale (forensic document examiner); Dr Martin Evison (forensic anthropologist, University of Sheffield); Ian Russell (Detective Chief Superintendent, Metropolitan Police); and Tamsin Allen from Bindman & Partners (Hanratty family solicitors).

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