MP Racially Aggravated Offence Conviction Overturned

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Bob Stewart: MP’s Racistly Aggravated Crime Conviction Quashed

British politician Bob Stewart has had his conviction for racistly aggravated crime overturned by the Court of…

Bob Stewart: MP’s Racistly Aggravated Crime Conviction Quashed

British politician Bob Stewart has had his conviction for racistly aggravated crime overturned by the Court of Appeals. The former Member of Parliament had been found guilty of making racially charged remarks during a heated altercation in a pub last year.

Stewart’s lawyers successfully argued that the prosecution failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that his remarks were motivated by racial bias. The Court of Appeals agreed, ruling that there was insufficient evidence to support the initial conviction.

Stewart, who has always maintained his innocence, expressed relief at the court’s decision. “I am pleased that justice has prevailed,” he said in a statement released after the ruling. “I have always believed in the importance of equality and respect for all individuals, regardless of their race or background.”

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