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Eddie Gilfoyle: ‘The police knew that I didn’t kill my wife’

A man who spent 18 years in prison after being convicted of murdering his wife has told 5 live Daily that new evidence has emerged that should finally help to clear his name.

Falklands War veteran Eddie Gilfoyle from Merseyside, was found guilty in 1993 of killing his pregnant wife and making her death look like suicide.

Newly uncovered documents show how Merseyside Police officers deliberately withheld a damning internal report into the investigation from his defence team.

The Criminal Cases Review Commission is now examining the report - the latest piece of evidence to cast doubt onto whether his conviction was safe.

Mr Gilfoyle spoke to 5 live’s Nick Garnett about the effect the conviction has had on his life.

“They killed Eddie Gilfoyle and I’m trying to sort my case out. So that I can find Eddie Gilfoyle again. The life I had is gone.”

This clip is originally from 5 Live Daily on Thursday 30 June 2016

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