Petition For Change To Appeal Law After Stourbridge Stabbing

28 June 2018, 10:17

Ryan Passey

A petition, started after a stabbing in the Black Country, to change the law and let families appeal a jury's verdict has more than 15,000 signatures.

24-year-old Ryan Passey died after being attacked in Chicagos nightclub in Stourbridge in 2017. The man accused of his murder, admitted to stabbing him at trial, but walked free cleared of both murder and manslaughter.

The petition calls for a change in our Criminal Justice System to allow the right for victims in serious crime cases to challenge and appeal "perverse" jury verdicts after acquittal.

You can sign the petition here.