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Hodgson walks free after 27 years


A man jailed for murdering a woman in 1979 has had his conviction quashed at the Court of Appeal after spending 27 years in prison.

Sean Hodgson was jailed for killing Teresa De Simone, 22, who was found strangled in her car in Southampton in December 1979.

Speaking, with his brother, on the steps of the Court of Appeal he said that he was "ecstatic" and it felt "great to be free".


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