Conviction: Murder at the Station

Tuesday 29 November
Stripe Auditorium, King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR

​Investigating miscarriages of justice with award-winning journalist Louise Shorter​

Award-winning journalist Louise Shorter will be speaking at the University of Winchester on 29th November about her hugely successful BBC programme “Conviction: Murder at the Station”.

The two-part series, which was aired in September shadowed Louise in the search for new evidence to support an appeal of a Southampton man in prison for the murder of his secret lover.

Conviction focussed on the case of Paula Poolton who went missing in October 2008. Her body was found 11 days later in the boot of her car parked outside the local railway station. It was subsequently revealed that Paula had been having an affair with a man named Roger Kearney.

During the event on the 29th November, Louise will be in conversation with Brian Thornton (co-founder of the Crime and Justice Research Centre). The conversation will cover Louise’s work on the Kearney case along with a broader discussion on miscarriages of justice.

The event has been organised to mark the launch of the Winchester Justice Project (WJP) – which replaces the Winchester Innocence Project that was established at the university in 2008. The WJP investigates possible miscarriages of justice and is staffed by students and lecturers from the Criminology and Journalism Departments at the university. The WJP, which works in collaboration with Inside Justice, has just taken on its first case.

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The WJP is part of the Crime and Justice Research Centre at the University of Winchester. For more information about the centre, click here

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