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Derek Borrows



Highway related


12 months probation & £50 fine

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Judicially Exonerated

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"Derek Borrows was wrongly convicted on January 22, 1999 at Harrow Magistrates Court, of willful obstruction of a highway. He was sentenced to 12 months probation and fined £50. Borrows'' application for leave to appeal against conviction was refused by the Crown Court on January 25, 2000. He applied to the Criminal Cases Review Commission on March 1, 2000 for a review of his conviction. After investigating his case, the CCRC referred Borrows' conviction to the Crown Court on June 27, 2001. Borrows' conviction was quashed on September 28, 2001."

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"Borrows conviction was quashed by the Crown Court on September 28, 2001 after referral by the Criminal Cases Review Commission"

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Information Source 1:

"Commission Refers Conviction of Derek Borrows To Crown Court, CCRC Press Release, gov-news.org, January 23, 2001"

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"Recent Case Statatistics, Criminal Cases Review Commission"

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