Prisoner Stephen Downing has been set free on bail after 27 years in jail for a murder he says he did not commit.
Today’s High Court decision was announced pending the full hearing of his appeal.
Downing was still in prison because he is “in denial” of the offence – and still protests his innocence.
It is Britain’s longest alleged miscarriage of justice.
The Commission was persuaded to refer the file to the appeal court on the basis of fresh evidence collected by Mr Hale.
Read about the background to the case here.
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