IPCC: 'Important questions raised' over South Wales Police conduct during 80s and 90s

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has responded to the Criminal Cases Review Commission's decision to refer Alan Charlton's conviction to the Court of Appeal.

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Alan Charlton arriving at court in 1994

A spokesperson said the CCRC's statement raises "important questions about the conduct of South Wales Police during the 1980s and 1990s".

"In the light of questions around other similar cases, this clearly raises serious issues for public confidence in the integrity of the force at that time."

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Second 'body in carpet' conviction under scrutiny

Idris Ali, 48, was convicted in 1991 of murdering 15-year-old Karen Price. The Criminal Cases Review Commission said it had invited Mr Ali to apply to them for a review of his conviction and has now received his application.