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'It seems to us that he escaped justice for a very long time indeed and that justice has now caught up with him' says judge

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Sergeant Danny Nightingale and his wife Sally after his conviction was overturned

SAS sniper Danny Nightingale faces retrial for illegally possession of pistol and ammunition

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Damages payment cut for prisoner released 10 months late

A man who spent 10 more months in prison than he should have done because of administrative errors has seen his damages cut from £10,000 to £6,500 by the Supreme Court.

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David Cameron has made a pitch to the Tory right after he raised the prospect of temporary withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights in an attempt to deport the extremist preacher Abu Qatada from Britain.

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