With only a short time to live, Foran's has been a lone voice against the establishment for 40 years before new evidence emerged to prove his innocence. In their determination to convict him the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad resorted to an unprecedented level of corruption and fraud. This corruption became endemic right to the top of the Force and into heart of the justice system until Lord Justice Leveson ordered the disbandment of the Squad. After two false convictions and spending over 19 years locked up for crimes he did not commit, Foran's second conviction was quashed and he now continues his fight against his first conviction which has been deemed 'unsafe' by the Criminal Case Review Commission and referred to the Court Of Appeal. The events are written in candid detail and supported by mountains of documented evidence.
J. R. Stephenson is an author, businessman and broadcaster. On listening to Martin Foran's story he was convinced there had been a serious miscarriage of justice and felt the extent of fraud and corruption among the police and judiciary had to be exposed in the hope it might prevent the same mistakes being made again. He has written several books on crime and corruption, including the banking sector and writes thriller novels based on real incidents experienced during his business career. His broadcasting ranges from his weekly, 2-hour radio programme on current affairs to guest spots on the BBC and LBC. He also regularly comments on economics and business affairs on Aljazeera Television's global English network.
Contents Author comment Preface His Early Years 1977 - The Nightmare Year The First Trial The Start of his Prison Hell The Aftermath The Joy of Release - but short lived The Second Trial His first suicide attempt The Living Hell The police cover-ups His second hostage The Living Hell - Liverpool The Living Hell continues - Parkhurst An Amazing Encounter The Summons against the SCS Foran wins first case Yet another move Is the end in sight? Valerie Family Emotions The 'Birmingham Six' Support from inside and outside prison Appeal - Second conviction Appeal First Conviction Compensation rejected Appendices Appendix 1 William Whitlock MP's appeal Appendix 2 Foran's suicide letters Appendix 3 Barrister's note re summons Appendix 4 Letters of support Appendix 5 Consideration of Appeal Court Appendix 6 New cuttings Appendix 7 The Legacy of the W/Mid SCS
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