Stephen Downing released

Stephen Downing released

Police investigate widower's feud

A FEUD between a journalist who campaigned to have a man’s murder conviction quashed, and the victim’s widower is being investigated by detectives.

Murder suspect raises police action

STEPHEN Downing said yesterday that he will lodge a formal complaint against Derbyshire Constabulary after the force said he remained the only suspect for the killing of typist Wendy Sewell.

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Editor's anger at Downing 'antics'

A LEADING journalist who led an exhaustive newspaper campaign to free Stephen Downing, has now criticised the man wrongly convicted of murder.

Tapes handed over in murder investigation

DETECTIVES re-investigating a 30-year-old murder case are to study taped conversations between the man convicted of the crime and his former girlfriend.

Scottish Stephen Downing bids to clear his name

A SCOT jailed 25 years ago for bludgeoning a spinster to death in her home is set to have his case sent back to the Court of Appeal after securing powerful new evidence of his innocence.


STEPHEN Downing, 45, was just 17 when he was arrested for the brutal murder of typist Wendy Sewell in his home town of Bakewell, Derbyshire, in 1973.

Cleared after 27 years in jail

AFTER 27 years branded a murderer, Stephen Downing yesterday returned home recognised as an innocent man after the Court of Appeal yesterday overturned his conviction for the notorious "Bakewell tart" murder in Derbyshire.

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