Mike O'Brien hosts talk at the University of Bristol
Press release issued: 28 November 2005
Mike O’Brien (Cardiff Newsagent Three case) is visiting the School of Law, University of Bristol, tomorrow [Tuesday, 29 November], to lend his support to the innovative University of Bristol Innocence Project.
Mike served 11 years of wrongful imprisonment, making him the longest-serving victim of a miscarriage of justice in Welsh legal history. During his time in prison, his daughter died of ‘cot death’, his wife deserted him and his father died.
In particular, he will talk about the circumstances of his wrongful conviction and imprisonment; the harmful consequences of miscarriages of justice; his ongoing battle to stop the Home Office from deducting ‘bed and board’ from his compensation for ‘saved living expenses’ during his 11 years of wrongful imprisonment; and his private prosecution against South Wales Police.
The free talk is open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, 29 November 2005, Coutts Lecture Theatre, Room 3.31, Wills Memorial Building, School of Law, University of Bristol, from 5.30 pm onwards.