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A woman from Derbyshire, wrongly jailed for killing her baby, has lost her fight for compensation.

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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.

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