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Detective Superintendent Adrian McGee of West Mercia Police said: “We have been in touch with the victim to ensure that she is kept up to date and in the light of today’s developments at the Court of Appeal we will be reviewing the case.
We are currently waiting for papers from the Crown Prosecution Service and Criminal Cases Review Commission so that we can make a full assessment of all the information and evidence available.”
A postman wrongly convicted of accosting a woman as she made her way home from a birthday party was released thanks to "dynamite" new DNA evidence.
Speaking at the Court of Appeal, Victor Nealon's barrister, Peter Willcock QC, told the court if the presence of another man's DNA had been presented to the jury which tried him it could well have resulted in an acquittal.
The 22-year-old woman was walking back from Raquets nightclub in 1996 when she was attacked by a man who pushed her to the ground and tried to remove her clothing.
She fought him off - and Mr Nealon was arrested, trial, and subsequently jailed for life for the attack.
The three appeal judges today took just five minutes to decide to quash the conviction.
An innocent man convicted of trying to rape a young party-goer has been released from prison, 17 years after he was wrongly convicted.
Postman Victor Nealon, aged 53, then of Huins Close, Redditch, was found guilty at Hereford Crown Court in 1997 and jailed for life for the attack.
He has always insisted on his innocence, but two previous appeals have failed.
Now "explosive" new DNA evidence has emerged which points to another man being the culprit, which judges said threw the jury's verdict into question.