How Bob Jones almost got done for arson

I’m a supporter of the Criminal Cases Review Commission. We have a good justice system but there are miscarriages of justice.

Bob Jones wrote a fascinating blog on how around 60 years ago he was on the verge of being arrested for an arson with strong circumstantial evidence against him. But fortunately the police officer interviewed a neighbour who identified someone as hanging about, who as it turned out had just been released from prison for arson, and was the one responsible.

If someone like Bob Jones could almost end up falsely charged (and probably convicted) it can happen to anyone. Not that it happens often, but it does happen.

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