Millions spent compensating wrongful convictions

  More than £9m has been paid in compensation since 2010 to 16 people who have had their criminal convictions overturned in Northern Ireland. New figures show that 84 people were wrongly convicted of crimes between 2007 and 2017. Charges ranged from murder to rape and included people serving life sentences. At least half of…


Rape victims must hand phones to police or face investigations being dropped under new scheme

Rape and domestic violence victims will be forced to give police access to their phones and social media accounts or face their cases being dropped. New forms being handed out across England and Wales warn that if a complainant refuses to surrender their digital devices, or tries to prevent any personal information being shared, “it may…