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A fatal shooting on the Lower Clapton Road. It’s known as London’s murder mile. Crack cocaine has arrived and brought with it an explosion of robbery and violence. This is the second murder in the space of a few days in July 1990. The victim is 42 year old Baldev Hoondle. His son saw him shot in cold blood. Rough Justice: If the Cap Fits: Oliver Campbell, BBC 2002
One clue – the cap – leads to two arrests: they will result in the conviction of 20 year old Oliver Campbell for murder. ibid.
We’ve uncovered evidence that points to a terrible Miscarriage of Justice. ibid.
When he was eight months old a severe brain trauma had left him with serious shortcomings. ibid.
There is no forensic evidence linking him to the scene of the crime at all. ibid.
None of the fingerprints taken at the scene of the crime were his. ibid.
Oliver Campbell is six-foot-three. ibid.
The gunman was right-handed; Oliver’s brain trauma makes him left-handed. ibid.
AT 52, Oliver Campbell should be at the peak of his life. Yet a blow to the head at eight months old left him with life-long impaired memory and reasoning skills.
With the help of a campaigning lawyer, Mr Campbell has spent the past 32 years fighting to clear his name of a murder many believe he did not commit.
Mr Campbell spent 11 years behind bars after police ‘stitched him up’ for the murder of a shopkeeper in Hackney, north-east London, in 1990.
There was no forensic evidence linking him to the scene and, standing at six foot three inches, he is considerably taller than the pair of robbers who witnesses saw fleeing the shop.
The two robbers were roughly the same size and one of them, Eric Samuel, who is 5 foot 10, insisted his accomplice was not Mr Campbell. Voice online article 2nd March 2023