The case of Michael Stone is currently under active investigation at the Criminal Cases Review Commission and we are looking into a number of issues. We received the application from Mr Stone’s legal representatives on 23 August 2017. Since then we have taken steps to secure information and materials relating to the investigation and prosecution of the case. It is not appropriate for us to comment in more detail at this stage.
As is already widely known, the Commission conducted an earlier investigation into Michael Stone’s murder conviction. During that review, which concluded in 2010, we did not identify any basis upon which we could refer the case for appeal.
In any case where there has been an earlier application to us, we remain ready to give impartial consideration to any fresh application which is based on the possible existence of new evidence or argument in the case.