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MURDER IN THE GRAVEYARD:

Synopsis

In September 1973, Stephen Downing, a 17-year-old groundskeeper with learning difficulties, was convicted and sentenced for the murder of Wendy Sewell, a young legal secretary in the Peak District. Local newspaper editor Don Hale was determined to take it to appeal and in 2002, Stephen Downing was finally acquitted, having served 27 years in prison. Here Don sheds a fascinating light on his long, dedicated and often dangerous campaign to rescue a long-forgotten victim.