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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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Sam Hallam's conviction quashed after serving seven years for murder

Sam Hallam, 24, leaving the Court of Appeal with his mother after he was freed on bail yesterday. Credit: Mike Hornby/PA Wire

Sam Hallam, 24, from east London, who spent more than seven years behind bars for a murder he insists he did not commit, had his conviction quashed by Court of Appeal judges today.

Mr Hallam, who was convicted at the Old Bailey in 2005 of the murder of a trainee chef and sentenced to life, was dramatically released on bail by the three judges yesterday after prosecutors said they were not opposing his appeal.

There was tumultuous applause and shouts of "justice" as the conviction was quashed.

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