Liam O

Stephen McAleer case

An innocent man was thrown in jail for three months – because he was carrying a rose.

Cops viewing CCTV thought the single rose Stephen McAleer had in his hand as he walked home was a knife.

He was arrested and sent to Barlinnie Jail on remand. And 28-year-old Stephen’s prison ordeal only ended when he was cleared at a two-day trial this week.

Press Coverage

from The Daily Record, 28 August 2010
Innocent man spent three months in jail after CCTV blunder cops mistook rose for knife

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