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Manning murder conviction quashed

Barri White
Barri White, of Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, is facing a retrial

A man jailed after the murder of an 18-year-old woman has won his appeal against conviction at the High Court.

In 2002, Barri White, of Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, was jailed for life for killing his girlfriend Rachel Manning in 2000.

His conviction was quashed by court and there will be a retrial.

The court also allowed an appeal by Keith Hyatt against his conviction for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. He will not face a re-trial.

Both men - whose cases have featured on the BBC's Rough Justice programme - have said they are victims of a miscarriage of justice and their convictions should be overturned as "unsafe".

Mr White, now 29, was alleged to have strangled 19-year-old shop assistant Rachel and dumped her body in undergrowth near the 10th hole at Woburn Golf and Country Club, Bucks.

Mr White insisted that he had left Ms Manning in Milton Keynes after a night out.



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