West Midlands Serious Crime Squad


West Midlands Serious Crime Squad

The West Midlands Serious Crime Squad was a police unit in the English West Midlands which operated from 1974 to 1989. It was disbanded after an investigation into allegations against some of its officers of incompetence and abuses of power.

Several resulting miscarriages of justice were later overturned on appeal, including the cases of George Glen Lewis, Keith Twitchell and the Birmingham Six.

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* [http://innocent.org.uk/misc/wmidlands.html Article from "The Independent"]


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