Michael Boler, in his 30s, from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, was jailed for 10 years for a raid on the Halifax building society in Derby in 1989. Two witnesses picked him out at an identity parade despite an alibi.
Following a confession by another man his case was taken to the Appeal Court, which ordered a retrial. The Crown Prosecution Service then dropped all charges. The award was a discretionary payment.Reuse content