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George Lindo cleared

In July 1979, the Runnymede Trust Bulletin reported that:

Mr George Lindo, 27, of Bradford, was cleared on 8 June at the Court of Appeal, London, of alleged robbery of a Bradford betting shop. Mr Lindo had been jailed on 2 March 1978 by Bradford Crown Court, despite strong alibis, no direct evidence against him, and evidence of a false 'confession' obtained by detective constable David Brierley, who was later suspended from the police force for allegedly having concocted witness statements in a Yorkshire murder case. At the time of the trial the defence were not informed of Brierley's suspension by the police. The three appeal court judges said that the withholding of this information, which might have been material to the case, was a matter for the Attorney-General.

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