A security guard aiming to quash a rape conviction that saw him serve 17 years behind bars has suggested other people have been wrongly imprisoned.
Andrew Malkinson, 57, will have his case heard at the Court of Appeal as he attempts to clear his name after new DNA evidence emerged pointing to another potential suspect.
He was found guilty of an attack in 2003 on a woman in Greater Manchester and the following year was jailed for life with a minimum term of seven years, but remained in prison for a further 10 because he maintained he was innocent.
A higher sentence served if you maintain innocence, even if you are innocent?
Yes, I grasp the point – life sentence, only those admitting guilt and showing remose should be let out on licence etc. And yet…..