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    ALOYSIUS "LUCKY" GORDON - 31-YEAR-OLD JAMAICAN JAZZ SINGER FREED FROM PRISON IN LONDON THIS MORNING (TUESDAY) - CLAIMED TONIGHT HE HAD BEEN "FRAMED" OVER HIS ALLEGED ASSAULT ON MODEL CHRISTINE KEELER.

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    ALOYSIUS "LUCKY" GORDON - 31-YEAR-OLD JAMAICAN JAZZ SINGER FREED FROM PRISON IN LONDON THIS MORNING (TUESDAY) - CLAIMED TONIGHT HE HAD BEEN "FRAMED" OVER HIS ALLEGED ASSAULT ON MODEL CHRISTINE KEELER.GORDON, GRINNING BROADLY, DROVE TO FREEDOM FROM THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEAL TODAY AFTER A NINE-MINUTE APPEARANCE BEFORE THE LORD CHIEF JUSTICE, LORD PARKER, AND TWO OTHER JUDGES.

    HE HAD APPEALED SUCCESSFULLY AGAINST AN OLD BAILEY CONVICTION ON JUNE 7 AND SENTENCE OF THREE YEARS' IMPRISONMENT FOR ASSAULTING MISS KEELER, AND CAUSING HER ACTUAL BODILY HARM.LORD PARKER SAID TODAY THE APPEAL COURT HAD READ WITH CARE RECENT STATEMENTS TAKEN BY POLICE FROM PERSONS NOT AT GORDON'S TRIAL.HE SAID IF THIS EVIDENCE HAD BEEN AVAILABLE, THE JURY MIGHT HAVE FELT THERE WAS A REASONABLE DOUBT.BECAUSE OF THIS, THE CONVICTION WAS QUASHED AND GORDON DISCHARGED.

    FROM THE COURT, GORDON DROVE TO SCOTLAND YARD, ACCOMPANIED BY HIS SOLICITOR, MR.ELLIS LINCOLN, WHO SAID THAT GORDON HAD VOLUNTARILY GIVEN POLICE "FURTHER ASSISTANCE WHICH HE MIGHT BE ABLE TO OFFER." LATER, AT ELLIS' OFFICE, GORDON TOLD REPORTERS: "I WAS FRAMED BECAUSE OF WHAT I KNOW.I HOPE THOSE WHO FRAMED ME GET DUE JUSTICE." GORDON SAID HE HAD TOLD THE "WHOLE STORY, INCLUDING SOME NAMES THAT ARE VERY WELL KNOWN INDEED", TO LORD DENNING, WHO IS CONDUCTING A JUDICIAL INQUIRY INTO SECURITY ASPECTS OF THE PROFUMO AFFAIR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAWHM709XWELAVI99PV9TIY4E3
    Media URN:
    VLVAAWHM709XWELAVI99PV9TIY4E3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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