Double murderer to be released

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A convicted double murderer is to be released from prison after 22 years protesting his innocence, it was disclosed last night. Reginald Dudley, 72, who was convicted with Robert Maynard in 1977 for the killings of London underworld figures William Moseley and Michael Cornwall, is to be let out of Ford Prison, Sussex, on licence on tomorrow, his solicitor, Andrea Storey, said.

Dudley and Maynard, who remains in jail, have been the subjects of Britain's longest-running miscarriage of justice campaign. Their cases are currently being looked at by the Criminal Cases Review Commission which is considering whether they should be sent back to the Court of Appeal. Moseley's handless and headless body was discovered in 1975. The following year, Cornwall was shot dead. The only evidence against them came from an armed robber who claimed they had admitted the murders while in jail. However, he later admitted lying in order to get a shorter sentence.