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The Littlehampton LibelsA Miscarriage of Justice and a Mystery about Words in 1920s England$
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Christopher Hilliard

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198799658

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198799658.001.0001

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Circumstances Grave and Unusual

Circumstances Grave and Unusual

(p.93) 6 Circumstances Grave and Unusual
The Littlehampton Libels

Christopher Hilliard

Oxford University Press

Nicholls’s findings led to the exoneration of Rose Gooding at a special hearing of the Court of Criminal Appeal. Sir Archibald Bodkin, the DPP, briefed the barrister Travers Humphreys to disown the prosecutions. Humphreys took on the odd role of the prosecutor proclaiming the prisoner’s innocence while the defence counsel stood and nodded. The Court of Criminal Appeal quashed Rose Gooding’s convictions and made the unusual decision not to hear any evidence in open court, so as to allow the prosecutors to build up a case against a new defendant, Edith Swan. Gooding returned home and the Home Office began arranging compensation, comparing her ordeal with those of other victims of miscarriages of justice, from Adolf Beck onwards, and settling on an award of £250.

Keywords:   Court of Criminal Appeal, Home Office, Travers Humphreys, Adolf Beck, miscarriage of justice

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