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Hallam: 'So glad to be home'

Sam Hallam who has had his conviction for murder quashed after seven years in jail has exclusively told ITV London Tonight he is "still in shock but I’m just so happy to be home." His mother has said "a lot of people let him down.”

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Hallam was victim of 'serious miscarriage of justice'

Sam Hallam's conviction was overturned in the light of fresh evidence relating to his alibi and identification.

His case came before the appeal judges after it was referred to the court by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC), the independent body which investigates possible miscarriages of justice.

His QC Henry Blaxland told the judges yesterday that Sam Hallam has been the victim of:

"A serious miscarriage of justice brought about by a combination of manifestly unreliable identification evidence, the apparent failure of his own alibi, failure by police properly to investigate his alibi and non-disclosure by the prosecution of material that could have supported his case."

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