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BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 13 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:110

Wrongfully convicted mother denied compensation: Angela Cannings, whose conviction for killing her two baby sons was quashed on appeal, has been denied compensation from the Home Office for a wrongful conviction (BMJ 2004;328: 183). The Home Office will not discuss cases, but the reason is thought to be that Mrs Cannings' case did not fall within either the statutory …

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