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Andrew Malkinson with his legal team outside the Royal Courts of Justice

Andrew Malkinson – Rape conviction overturned at the Court of Appeal


Andrew Malkinson was wrongfully convicted of raping a woman in Greater Manchester in 2003. The following year, he was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of seven years.

Andrew served over 17 years in prison and was released in December 2020, his consistent protestations that he did not carry out the rape, caused him to spend an extra decade behind bars. His conviction was overturned by senior judges at the Court of Appeal on Wednesday 26th July 2023 after DNA evidence linking another man to the crime came to light.

Andy has been represented by the legal charity, APPEAL and pro bono lawyers from firms Ropes & GrayMishcon de Reya and Latham & Watkins.

Edward Henry KC was instructed by Emily Bolton of APPEAL, alongside Max Hardy of 9 Bedford Row.

The Times – Commission’s lack of drive exposed by Malkinson case, by Edward Henry KC

You can view the Andrew Malkinson appeal in full below:


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