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Bloody Valentine: The Story of Britain's Worst Miscarriage of Justice

by John L. Williams - £12.99  Oldcastle Books Ltd (2021)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780857304698 | ISBN 10: 0857304690

A NOTORIOUS MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE AND THE UK'S BIGGEST-EVER POLICE CORRUPTION TRIAL
 
** AS SEEN ON TV **
 
Bloody Valentine is the story of the murder of a young woman called Lynette White in the Cardiff docklands (aka Tiger Bay) on Valentine's Day 1988.
 
It's also the story of the miscarriage of justice that came after, when three black men, 'the Cardiff Three', were wrongly convicted of her murder. It's a brutally frank tale of racism and police corruption, terrible misogynist violence and the grim realities of sex work. It's a book that got so close to the bone that the author was sued for libel by the police and received death threats from a variety of minor characters. It's an indelible portrait of life in the underbelly of Thatcher's Britain.
 
This new edition includes an introduction and afterword bringing the extraordinary, unhappy saga up to date.

(Price & availability last checked: September 2021)

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