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The case of Ann Canning wrongly convicted opens a can of worms

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THE release yesterday of Angela Cannings is likely to give fresh hope to mothers in a number of similar cases where evidence has been provided by Professor Sir Roy Meadow. The controversial paediatrician has been used as an expert witness in many cases and is viewed as a persuasive speaker in court.However, his once impeccable reputation today lies, if not quite in ruins, then certainly badly damaged. Mrs Cannings, set free by an appeal court yesterday after it cleared her of murdering her two baby sons, is the third woman to have suffered disgrace, heartbreak, and imprisonment partly on the strength of Professor Meadow’s flawed evidence…

The Herald