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Should the case of James Hanratty be reopened?

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The family of James Hanratty, who was hanged for murder in 1962, are planning a fresh appeal against his conviction.

Hanratty was found guilty of shooting dead a civil servant and raping and shooting his lover in a lay-by near Bedford in August 1961.

Reporter Andrew Hosken investigates claims that DNA samples were contaminated, rendering the conviction unsafe.


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