File comprises correspondence surrounding campaign efforts to re-open the case of Winston Silcott for submission to the Court of Appeal. Includes written exchanges between Bernie Grant and correspondents such as the Home Office, Legal Action for Women, Black Women for Wages for Housework. Includes copy of correspondence between Lord Gifford Q.C. and the Legal Action for Women.
Black folder marked ‘Strictly Private and Confidential’. Compiled by Bindman and Partners Solicitors (Reference 38273 – TM 0171 833 4433).
Winston Silcott Defence Campaign correspondence and supporting documents outlining the Anthony Smith case in relation to the Broadwater Farm trial.
File includes background information relating to Winston Silcott’s case.
File mainly comprises correspondence associated with new appeal evidence in the case of Anthony Smith.
Includes ministerial correspondence as well as a handwritten letter from Winston Silcott.
File includes court transcripts, press clipping, legal correspondence and a report outlining the history of Winston Silcott’s case [eg synopsis, Winston’s story, conviction record at time of arrest, copy of police statement on which he was convicted, article by Geoffrey Bindman “How justice failed Winston Silcott”, Guardian letters summarizing the parallels with the Guildford Four case].
File contains correspondence and supporting material such as a poster created as part of the Broadwater Farm ‘Appeal for Witnesses’ [Jan 1993], and Runnymede Trust article concerning Winston Silcott, the media and the police [the Runnymede Bulletin, dated July / August 1994]. Correspondence includes a personal letter from a prison inmate attesting to Winston Silcott’s innocence.
Note that this file contains language that is by its nature offensive to Black and other minority ethnic groups. Includes public letters (mainly hate mail) received in response to Bernie Grant’s campaign to free Winston Silcott.