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Jordan Cunliffe deserves justice

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We, the undersigned, have grave concerns regarding the conviction of Jordan Cunliffe on 16th January 2008 and in the interests of justice we would urge you to consider the following points.

1) We believe the defence case was not prepared properly due to lack of time between the charge and the trial. The offence took place on 10th August 2007 and the trial began less than 15 weeks later on 19th November 2007. There were 5 defendants and we believe Jordan’s defence case was more complicated than even his co-defendants because of the points raised in 2) below.

2) Jordan suffers from an eye condition called keratoconus. Since conviction he has undergone an operation for a full corneal transplant in his left eye and requires another in the right eye. Only for the fact that he would go on to the transplant list at 16 and then have to UNregister, he would have been registered blind at the time of the offence. Sufficient expert medical evidence with regards to Jordan’s eyesight was not heard at trial. (A medical report was partially read out to the jury and this was not written in easyterms). It concerns us that the jury were not given any serious guidance either by the Judge or from an expert defence witness on Jordan Cunliffe's behalf as to how they, the jury, should have interpreted his disability and evidence.

3) We also question the prosecution’s case against Jordan under the law of Joint Enterprise considering that, because of his disability, he was unable to see and therefore could not witness any attack on the victim or have been aware that this was going to happen.

In conclusion, we believe Jordan Cunliffe has been discriminated against in regard to his disability and that he should not have been tried under the Joint Enterprise Law. In the fairness of justice Jordan Cunliffe should be entitled to an Appeal in which his severe disability is discussed and considered with due seriousness.

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  • Louise burns
    Louise burns Ireland
    Oct 30, 2016
    Oct 30, 2016
    Jordan should be at home the uk should be held responsible for all its wrongful convictions
  • Louise Thomas
    Louise Thomas Ireland
    Oct 12, 2016
    Oct 12, 2016
    Jordan needs to be released he was wrongly convicted, how was he to forsee what would happen and him blind. The law has changed now but still so many incarcerated for crimes they did not commit. Send him home to his mum
  • piers jessop
    piers jessop United Kingdom, Hastings
    Aug 09, 2016
    Aug 09, 2016
    this is an outrageous miscarriage of justice which i heard about tonight on BBC radio four. steps should be taken immediately to correct it. piers jessop
  • Rich
    Rich United States, Woodridge
    Jul 28, 2016
    Jul 28, 2016
    This young man seems to accused of a crime he could not commit, and then found guilty without the Jury knowing he has a terrible eye condition and then sentenced to a Correctional Institute when he should have been dismissed and found not guilty on top of all of it.
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