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Wrongly-convicted mother loses fight for compensation, full report

A mother from Derbyshire, who was wrongly jailed for killing her baby, has lost her fight for compensation at the European Court of Human Rights.

Lorraine Allen, from Long Eaton, was convicted in 2000 of the manslaughter of her four-month-old son, Patrick. The jury were told he had died of "shaken baby" syndrome.

In 2005, fresh medical evidence cast doubts on her conviction, and it was overturned. Today, European judges have told her she was not entitled to any money.

Jane Hesketh reports.


Woman to find out conviction compensation claim

Lorraine Allen will hear today whether she is owed compensation Credit: ITV News Central

A woman, wrongly jailed for killing her baby, is due to find out from the European Court of Human Rights if she's owed compensation.

Lorraine Allen from Derbyshire was sentenced to three years over the death of her four-month old son Patrick back in 2000. The conviction was later quashed.

Compensation fight in European courts

A woman from Derbyshire who was wrongly jailed for killing her baby son has taken her fight for compensation to the European Court of Human Rights.

Lorraine Allen's conviction was quashed after fresh medical evidence proved it to be unsafe.

She claims it was a miscarriage of justice, but the Government has rejected her claims for compensation.

The decision will now be made by a panel of judges in Strasbourg.

Court room footage from the European Court of Human Rights provided by Quadrant.


Lawyer says "no right to compensation" just because someone is acquitted

The lawyer acting for the UK Government has told a panel of judges that "there is no right to compensation simply because someone has been acquitted".

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg is hearing the case of Lorraine Allen from Derbyshire who wants compensation after being wrongly convicted of killing her baby son.

Court hears case of woman wrongly convicted for killing son

The case of a woman from Derbyshire, who's fighting for compensation after she was wrongly convicted for killing her baby son, will be heard by the European Court of Human Rights today.

Twelve years ago Lorraine Allen was convicted for the manslaughter of her son Patrick.

Judges here dismissed a miscarriage of justice after her conviction was quashed in 2005.