After 17 years in prison, will Andrew Malkinson finally clear his name? – podcast

Almost two decades ago Andrew Malkinson was accused of a rape where the victim was left for dead. He has always maintained his innocence and his supporters say the case against him was fatally flawed. Now he hopes new evidence will show he was not guilty

Andrew Malkinson says he was asleep on a friend’s couch on the night he was supposed to have raped and assaulted a woman in Manchester. He continued to protest his innocence through the court case and after he was imprisoned – even when it resulted in a longer prison sentence.

Senior reporter Emily Dugan tells Hannah Moore how supporters say he did not match the victim’s description of her attacker in important respects, that there was no DNA evidence, and that witness testimony against him was flawed.

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