Barry George - who was wrongly convicted of Jill Dando murder - loses compensation case
The man who was wrongly convicted of the murder of BBC TV and Radio Devon presenter Jill Dando has had his bid for compensation rejected in the High Court.
It was ruled that he "failed to meet the test" which would have entitled him to monies.
The 52-year-old spent eight years in prison before being cleared at retrial. His case was was one of five going before the High Court to decide who was now entitled to payments following a judgment which redefined the legal meaning of what amounted to a miscarriage of justice after debating when compensation should be awarded to wrongly-convicted people.
Mr George's lawyers had argued the justice secretary's decision to deny him damages of a maximum of £500,000 was "flawed".
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They indicated they would be seeking an appeal.
Miss Dando, 37, was shot dead on her doorstep in Fulham, west London, in April 1999. Mr George was convicted in 2001 but an Old Bailey retrial took place in 2008 after doubt was cast on some of the evidence.