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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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Actor hits out at "outrageous miscarriage of justice"

Actor Ray Winstone criticised the police and demanded answers after 24-year-old Sam Hallam walked free from the Court of Appeal today, having spent more than 6 years in jail for a murder he always denied.

Winstone has been campaigning for Hallam since he was jailed in 2005 for the murder of 21-year-old Essayas Kassahun. Speaking outside court today Winstone said:

So why did an innocent man serve seven years? For me it is the disgraceful unprofessional action of the police involved in this case.

Action that has caused a terrible stress within the family of the Hallams.

In a statement released this evening he continued:

Someone must answer for this outrageous miscarriage of justice. A young man lost his life. His family will never get over that. The killer is out there because the police involved in this case did not do their job. Who will answer for this miscarriage of justice?

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