Drug-fuelled thugs branded two men with hot knives while filming the attack on mobile phones

Last refreshed at 16:43 12 September 2006
A man who was imprisoned for five a long time for a sex assault had his conviction suppressed today after new confirm pointed to his “victim” being a liar.
Warren Blackwell, 36, of Byfield Road, Woodford Halse, Northamptonshire, was found liable at Northampton Crown Court in October 1999 of revoltingly attacking the woman.
The lady asserted that she was assaulted in the early hours of New Year’s Day 1999 after taking off a party at a social club.
The asserted strike included a metal file.
Mr Blackwell was imprisoned for three a long time and, in Walk 2002, the Court of Claim declined his application for authorization to claim what’s more, expanded his sentence to five a long time following an application by the Lawyer General.
In June 2004, the Criminal Cases Survey Commission, which explores conceivable unnatural birth cycles of justice, inquired Northamptonshire Police to help in checking on the case what’s more, the conviction was along these lines alluded back.
In London, Woman Equity Hallett, Mr Equity Silber what’s more, Mr Equity Tugendhat proclaimed Mr Blackwell’s conviction “unsafe” in the light of the Commission’s report, which alluded to new confirm relating to the believability of the complainant.
David Farrell QC, for the Crown, did not restrict the appeal.
He said that the complainant had made “strikingly comparative allegations” about other sex attacks, had an capacity to lie what’s more, a conceivable penchant to self-harm.
Mr Blackwell’s family praised after his conviction was quashed.
He said thereafter that the experience had made him “a extremely irate man indeed”.

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