Barry George compensation bid

arry George, who spent eight years in prison after being wrongly convicted of the murder of TV presenter Jill Dando in west London, is due to take his bid for compensation as a victim of a "'miscarriage of justice" to the Court of Appeal.

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Barry George's solicitor: 'We are very disappointed'

Barry George's solicitor, Nick Baird, said: "We are very disappointed with the judgement and we shall be applying for permission to leapfrog the Court of Appeal to have the matter heard before the Supreme Court."

Barry George was cleared of murdering TV presenter Jill Dando. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Mr George, 52, came to court to seek a reconsideration of his case which could have opened the way for him to claim an award of up to £500,000 for lost earnings and wrongful imprisonment. But the judges ruled that he had "failed the legal test" to receive an award.

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