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Old 12.12.2006, 10:11
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Re: Brits leave Blighty in droves

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Thats right, so when the police make a mess of an investigation, they can have a second go. I think they need a "Not-proven" verdict in England, if new evidence is likely to emerge (eg body not found).

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A "Not Proven" verdict usually means that although the jury beleives the defendant is most probably guilty the prosecution have not presented enough evidence to prove the charge beyond reasonable doubt. A person who is found Not Proven is fully aquited of the crime just the same as if the verdict had been not guilty. They are covered by the double-jepordy law which is still valid in Scotland.
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