Crime squad conviction overturned

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The Independent Online
A man awarded pounds 50,000 after the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad handcuffed him and put a plastic bag over his head during interviews had his convictions quashed by the Court of Appeal yesterday. Derek Treadaway, 51, had served nine and a half years of a 15-year sentence given in 1983 for two counts of robbery and two of conspiracy to rob.

Mr Treadaway became the 28th person imprisoned after investigations by the Squad to have his conviction overturned.

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