Man wrongly jailed over Cwmbran 'Ghostbuster' reveller's death to sue Gwent Police

South Wales Argus: SUING POLICE: Aaron Davies SUING POLICE: Aaron Davies

A MAN wrongly jailed for the killing of a reveller dressed as a Ghostbuster is suing Gwent Police.

Aaron Davies spent a year in custody for the manslaughter of 26-year-old Gareth Davies on a fundraising night out in Cwmbran in 2007.

Judges in the Court of Appeal quashed his conviction in 2011.

The Cwmbran man lodged a claim against the Chief Constable of Gwent Police last month, the Royal Courts of Justice confirmed today.

Gwent Police said they were aware of the claim.

A spokesman told the Argus: “We can confirm we have received a claim and legal proceedings are progressing.

"We deny any liability and will defend our position at any future hearing .”

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11:56am Fri 31 Jan 14

countyjim says...

Wonder how many on here said hanging was to good at the time
Wonder how many on here said hanging was to good at the time countyjim

1:24pm Fri 31 Jan 14

gathin says...

If the coppers fitted him up he should get a good pay out but it will never compensate for spending 12 months in nick!
I hope the efficient Gwent police are now trying to find the actual murderer or if this litigation will take precedence over finding the guilty party?
I think we all know the answer to that one.
If the coppers fitted him up he should get a good pay out but it will never compensate for spending 12 months in nick! I hope the efficient Gwent police are now trying to find the actual murderer or if this litigation will take precedence over finding the guilty party? I think we all know the answer to that one. gathin

1:46pm Fri 31 Jan 14

robrat41 says...

Freed because of irregularities in the trial procedure and not because "he didn't do it"

He may not have done it but he also may have still.
Freed because of irregularities in the trial procedure and not because "he didn't do it" He may not have done it but he also may have still. robrat41

1:46pm Fri 31 Jan 14

robrat41 says...

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3:18pm Fri 31 Jan 14

CynicalAndJaded says...

Is it just me who is an uneasy about this? He was independently identified by two witnesses as throwing the fateful punch. Yet now, due to "technicalities", stands to pocket a considerable amount of cash.
If he was responsible, I hope he can live with his conscience.
Is it just me who is an uneasy about this? He was independently identified by two witnesses as throwing the fateful punch. Yet now, due to "technicalities", stands to pocket a considerable amount of cash. If he was responsible, I hope he can live with his conscience. CynicalAndJaded

10:55pm Fri 31 Jan 14

davidshephard345@btinternet.com says...

That poor lad was my financial adviser I always found him pleasant he probably has parents who loves him and now misses him if the other lad did hit him and killed him then surely he should be punished no paid what signal is that for others or is that today's justice system
That poor lad was my financial adviser I always found him pleasant he probably has parents who loves him and now misses him if the other lad did hit him and killed him then surely he should be punished no paid what signal is that for others or is that today's justice system davidshephard345@btinternet.com

3:43pm Sat 1 Feb 14

jimmysmith says...

it would be interesting to know just how much the inept gwent police have actually paid out in compensation etc in the last five years .a lot of people would be very shocked if they knew
it would be interesting to know just how much the inept gwent police have actually paid out in compensation etc in the last five years .a lot of people would be very shocked if they knew jimmysmith

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