Questions and Answers
Car used by robbers to commit murder and robberies
Unreliable and discredited prosecution allegations
Did £25,000 reward lead to wrongful convictions ?
The use of public interest immunity certificates denied justice
THE MISSING WITNESSES
"I came face to face with machette killer gang"
THE POLICE CONDUCT
Did police instigate witnesses fabricated evidence during unrecorded interviews?
Were they racist ?
Zip file containing all the case information sheets
On the nights of the 15 and 16 December 1988 three masked men conducted a series of violent attacks just of the M25 motorway in Surrey which left one man dead, another wounded, two houses robbed and four cars stolen.
Victims of the crimes stated that two of their attackers were white men and the other a black man. The police issued appeals for information through the media to the same effect. The tabloid press dubbed the perpetrators the "M25 Gang" and a £25.000 reward was offerred for their capture. In March 1990 after a six week trial Raphael Rowe, Michael Davis and Randolph Johnson were convicted of murder and robbery and sentenced to life imprisonment. ALL THREE ARE BLACK.
There was no forensic, indentification, confessional or direct evidence against the defendants. The prosecution case relied on circumstancial evidence and contradictory evidence from four key prosecution witnesses without whom the three black men could not have been convicted.