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Frank Crichlow, Notting Hill club owner, is cleared of drug charges

Title
Frank Crichlow, Notting Hill club owner, is cleared of drug charges
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
22 Jun 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:03:26
Description
Simon Bowden reports on the acquittal of Frank Crichlow, Notting Hill cafe owner, following his trial in a case in which more than sixty policemen testified that heroin and cannabis had been found in his possession. Frank Crichlow, who runs the Mangrove Club in Westbourne Grove, claims he was the victim of a police conspiracy. His supporters are calling for a public inquiry and for the senior policeman in charge of the investigation, Chief Superintendent Clive Pearman, to be sacked and for the other officers to be suspended, disciplined, or charged with perjury. Includes interviews with Frank Crichlow; Joel O’Loughlin, Black Caucus group; Superintendent Ian Hutchinson; John Cheddar Mills, dance promoter; Carol Scott of the Mangrove Community Association.
Contributors
Carol Scott; Simon Bowden; Frank Crichlow; Joel O’Loughlin; Ian Hutchinson; John Cheddar Mills
Keywords
London; Police; UK; Great Britain; Cannabis; Notting Hill Carnival; Illegal drugs; Policing practice; Trials; Heroin; Notting Hill; Verdicts; Frank Crichlow; Mangrove Club; Clive Pearman

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