Barry George At High Court

Barry George, who spent eight years in prison after being wrongly convicted of the murder of TV presenter Jill Dando, learns today whether he has won a High Court battle for compensation

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Barry George denied compensation after wrongful conviction

The man wrongly imprisoned for the murder of Jill Dando has lost his court battle to apply for compensation. Barry George spent eight years in custody for the murder of the Somerset-born television presenter.

He was acquitted by a jury at a retrial in 2008. No one else has been charged. Today Barry George was told he couldn't apply for damages as he was not deemed 'innocent enough'.

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