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Martin Foran from Manchester, has won an appeal against convictions for four counts of robbery dating back to 1978.
The 70-year-old who is suffering from cancer, served two jail sentences after being found guilty of robbery has finally won a decades-long fight to have his convictions overturned.
His success at the Court of Appeal follows an earlier victory at the same court last year when judges overturned his "unsafe" 1985 convictions for robbery and conspiracy to rob.
His 1978 convictions, for which he was jailed for ten years, have now also been ruled unsafe and quashed.
The announcement was made by Lord Justice Pitchford, Mr Justice Dingemans and Mr Justice William Davis, sitting in London.
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Jack Chapman, aged 22, from Fairfield Road in Dentons Green in St Helens was sentenced to 41 months imprisonment.
Peter Knowles, aged 22, from King Edward Road in Rainhill, Prescot was sentenced to six months imprisonment.
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A victim of Stuart Hall has welcomed the news his sentence is to increase from 15 to 30 months, adding she believes all of his victims will be relieved by the Court of Appeal ruling:
Disgraced broadcaster Stuart Hall has had his prison sentence for sex offences doubled by Court of Appeal.
It follows complaints that his initial fifteen month term was unduly lenient.
Ashley Derricott reports.
Today, the Court of Appeal ruled the 15-month sentence handed to Stuart Hall was "unduly lenient" and directed that his sentence be doubled. Before Hall admitted to 14 counts of historical sexual abuse, he branded the claims "vicious and callous":
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Lord Judge said Hall "got away with it" for decades and had "lived a lie for more than half of his life".
After the announcement, Mr Grieve said: "I asked the court to consider the multiple offending by Stuart Hall over a prolonged period of time which involved numerous victims.
"I also asked that the court take into account the breaches of trust in this case -
Hall carried out some of these offences in places where the victims were entitled to feel safe, he used his celebrity status to invite them to attend the BBC, and he also displayed an element of planning and premeditation.
"I am pleased that the court found that 15 months was unduly lenient and have today increased that sentence to 30 months and I
hope that this case has highlighted the fact that historical sexual offences are always taken very seriously and show that the law still applies, whoever the offender may be."