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Jeremy Thorpe trial acquittal

Title
Jeremy Thorpe trial acquittal
Genre
News report; Interview; Press conference
TX Date
22 Jun 1979
Year of production
1979
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Duration
00:06:23
Description
Peter Gould reports on the verdict in the trial at the Old Bailey in London, of former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe and co-defendants, David Holmes, 49; South Wales businessman John Le Mesurier, 46, and nightclub owner George Deakin, 39. They were acquitted of conspiring to save Thorpeā€™s political career by murdering male model Nicholas Scott, after he claimed Thorpe to be his homosexual lover. Speaking are: Jeremy Thorpe; George Deakin; Peter Bessell, witness; Nicholas Scott.
Contributors
Peter Gould; Jeremy Thorpe; Peter Bessell; Nicholas Scott; George Deakin
Keywords
Liberal Party; Jeremy Thorpe; Homicide; Trials; Politicians; Political leaders; Business people; David Holmes; George Deakin; Verdicts; Political scandals; Nicholas Scott; John Le Mesurier

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