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Karen Price murder: appeal against convictions dismissed

Two men jailed over the death of a 15-year-old-girl whose body was found wrapped in a carpet in Cardiff have failed in an appeal against their convictions.

Alan Charlton, 56, of Bridgwater, Somerset and Idris Ali, 51, of Cardiff, were convicted of murder in 1991 over the death of Karen Price.

Ali's conviction was overturned in 1994. He admitted manslaughter at a retrial and was released from jail.

Lawyers for the men argued during their appeal that evidence from the key witness in the trial - a girl from the same children's home as Karen who was known only as D - could not be relied upon.

At a brief hearing at London's Court of Appeal on Tuesday, judges dismissed their case.

Jennifer Jones reports.

  • 08 Mar 2016