See the article in its original context from February 25, 1990 Section Page Buy Reprints View on timesmachine TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. About the Archive This is a digitized version of an article from The Times's print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. Court No. 2 of the somber Old Bailey Courthouse in London was packed to capacity last Oct. 19. Ranks of wigged lawyers squeezed into the jury box. A hundred reporters crowded the back benches; the public gallery was overflowing – but the courtroom was deathly silent. As the Lord Chief Justice of England, Lord Lane, finished his summing up, his voice, quiet and restrained, carried to the back of the courtroom: ”These appeals are allowed and the convictions are quashed.” For a second there was silence, and then the court erupted. Relatives cheered, the members of the press smiled, the four defendants kissed, whooped and threw carnations across the courtroom…. Read full this story
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