The problem with uncorroborated evidence (and supergrass trials)

So the modern day Supergrass trial ends in farce and the two key witnesses being excoriated by Justice Gillen for evidence that was “infected with lies”. The one man found guilty was:

36-year-old Neil Pollockfrom Fortwilliam Gardens in Belfast – was found guilty of possession of a sledgehammer intended for use in terrorism and intending to pervert justice.

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