Commission refers the case of John Jordan to the appeal court

The Criminal Cases Review Commission has referred the conviction of John Jordan to the Crown Court.

Mr Jordan was arrested and prosecuted following a Reclaim the Streets protest in August 1996. In January 1997 at Horsferry Road Magistrates Court he pleaded not guilty to assault on a police officer and guilty to unlawful possession of a police helmet. He was convicted of both offences and received a conditional discharge for 12 months in relation to the first and an absolute discharge in relation to the second.