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.
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The court heard Peter George Bell diverted funds from the company client account to finance a lavish lifestyle.
The shoes date back to 1690 and are thought to be worth hundreds of pounds.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses after the assault was reported earlier this month.