Their convictions were later quashed in 2004 and the retrial abandoned after it was decided that an expert witness on CCTV images was not reliable.
Kevin Dennis was one of several people (along with Barry George) who were told in 2013 they could not have compensation for wrongful conviction.
Dec 17 – Roy Brooker, 41, unemployed painter and decorator, was killed after leaving the Gin Palace pub in Old Kent Road, SE London.
Dec 26 – Simon Brown, 27, from Fallowfield, was shot in the head at 5.30am in front of 200 partygoers at the Manchester Black Community Trust in Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Safdar Hussein, 20, from Wanstead, was jailed for life for murder in Oct 2000. The trial was told Rayatt was from a rival drugs gang and had broken the jaw of Akhtar Hussain in a previous altercation.
Surfraz Ghaffur, 18, from Ilford, was jailed for 2 years for violent disorder. Dec 25 – Jason Hill, 29, from Anstey, Leicester, was shot at The Eden nightclub in Leicester in the early hours.