Thursday, July 30, 1998 Published at 18:25 GMT 19:25 UK
Bentley family demand inquiry
Derek Bentley: His family have fought to clear his name
The Court of Appeal has quashed the conviction of Derek Bentley, the teenager hanged in 1953 for the murder of a policeman in south London.
Mr Bentley's family immediately called for a full investigation into the miscarriage of justice.
Her solicitor confirmed that a compensation claim would be lodged, probably on behalf of the estate of Bentley's sister Iris, who died in 1997.
The three Appeal Court judges said Mr Bentley had been denied a fair trial because of the way the original trial judge, Lord Chief Justice Goddard, summed up the case.
The victory was the culmination of a ceaseless campaign begun by Iris Bentley.
Ms Bentley-Dingwall, 35, said after the decision: "He was never meant to hang and the one thing that torments me today is that Derek will never be able to walk free and that my mother Iris is unable to be with me."
Mr Bentley, who was aged 19 but had a mental age of 11, played no physical part in the killing of PC Sidney Miles during the Croydon warehouse break-in.
Both men denied these words were spoken.
Craig, who was also convicted, was too young to be hanged and Mr Bentley went to the gallows instead.
Craig later made a statement expressing his relief at the Appeal Court decision and his sorrow over the "pain and misery" of his actions.