*R v MH

Criminal evidence – New and compelling evidence. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that new DNA evidence, available at the time of the original police investigation, but not forensically examined until two years after the defendant's acquittal for murder, had been reliable, substantial and highly probative evidence. In the light of that new evidence, it had been in the interests of justice for the defendant's acquittal to be quashed and for a retrial, upon an indictment alleging the murder, to be ordered.

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