Cannings will not receive compensation for wrongful imprisonment

A mother wrongly imprisoned for the murder of her two baby sons
has said she will not receive any compensation from the government,
writes Mithran Samuel.

Angela Cannings said the Home Office has refused to compensate
her for 20 months of wrongful imprisonment, which ended in December
2003 when her conviction was quashed on appeal.

It is understood that the decision is based on the fact that
paediatrician Roy Meadow, whose misleading evidence led to
Cannings’ conviction, was an independent and not a government


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