I write in response to the article ‘Criminal review body missed chance to clear Andrew Malkinson in 2013’ in The Guardian on 24 January.
I reiterate that I am unable to comment on the specifics of Mr Malkinson’s case while there is an ongoing independent review, as well as an inquiry, into this appalling miscarriage of justice.
The independent review by Chris Henley KC, which was commissioned by the CCRC, should provide Mr Malkinson and those involved in this case with a much fuller picture of what happened.
It is vital to understand how Mr Malkinson was failed.
I have previously acknowledged the profound impact that Mr Malkinson’s wrongful conviction has had on his life and have offered to meet him once the independent review and inquiry have concluded.
When I became Chairman of the CCRC in 2018, I joined a team driven by a passion to uncover miscarriages of justice. We could not be more dedicated to our vital role in the justice system.
Helen Pitcher OBE
Chairman, Criminal Cases Review Commission