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Police Disciplinary Proceedings

Volume 174: debated on Thursday 14 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, following the outcome of recent police disciplinary proceedings relating to the investigation into the murder of PC Keith Blakelock, he will now review the convictions of Winston Silcott, Mark Braithwaite and Eugin Raghip.

[holding answer 13 June 1990]: The disciplinary charges against Detective Chief Superintendent Melvin concerned Mr. Jason Hill, not the convictions of Mr. Braithwaite, Mr. Raghip or Mr. Silcott. My right hon. and learned Friend is always ready to consider cases in which it is suggested there might be new evidence which might call the safety of the convictions into question. We are considering whether the recent television programme contained any new evidence or other consideration of substance.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will meet Lord Justice Lane to discuss the safety of the convictions of Winston Silcott, Mark Braithwaite and Eugin Raghip for the murder of PC Keith Blakelock.