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This week 30 years ago: Convicted murderer ‘punished for claiming innocence’

PUBLISHED: 10:41 20 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:41 20 March 2017

Islington Gazette: March 20, 1987

Islington Gazette: March 20, 1987

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A man convicted of a grisly Islington double murder claimed he was being punished for continuing to claim his innocence.

“Fat Bob” Maynard said his recommended sentence was increased by seven years because he still denied involvement: 11 years after being found guilty.

Maynard said from his Isle of Wight prison cell: “I have retained my sanity by constant hope that this living nightmare would one day be relieved.”

Maynard, jeweller Reg Dudley and greengrocer Charles Clarke were convicted of murdering small-time crook Billy Mosely and Chapel Market stallholder Mickey Cornwall.

Mr Mosely’s head was discovered in a Barnsbury public toilet by a council worker.

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  • Six weeks after they were sentenced Moseley's thawing head was found in a public toilet in Islington. Who had removed it from the deep freeze and put it there if his supposed killers were behind bars?

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    Patriot

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017

  • Crappy journalismstory. The man was released after spending years in jail as he was innocent, blatantly stitched up by the police, try reporting correctly James Morris.

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    Patriot

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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