Police got the wrong man: Salford teen charged with Miss Selfridge arson during Manchester riots is cleared | Manchester Evening News - menmedia.co.uk
A teenager who spent nine days in prison after being charged with setting fire to Miss Selfridge during the Manchester riots has been dramatically cleared.
Dane Williamson has spoken of his ‘hell’ after spending nine days behind bars for a crime he did not commit.
Dane, 18, was arrested just hours after the Manchester riots and accused of setting fire to the Miss Selfridge store on Market Street. Despite denying being involved in the attack, which caused almost £500,000 worth of damage, he was later charged with criminal damage and recklessly endangering life and remanded in custody in Forest Bank prison.
While behind bars, his flat in Salford was damaged by fire and he lost all of his possessions.
But the case against him has been sensationally dropped.
A 50-year-old man has now been arrested in connection with the incident but Greater Manchester Police are still hunting the suspect who started the Miss Selfridge blaze.
Riot courts ’are presuming guilt, not innocence’, says solicitor
In an exclusive interview Dane has revealed how he:
has lost his home and all his possessions after being arrested;
was labelled a firebug by prison officers and told he would be jailed for life;
was locked up for 23 hours a day as a category A and then category B prisoner;
suffered panic attacks because of the stress;
has five alibis to prove it was not him.
et en plus la police a gentiment balancé ses coordonnées sur twitter, leur zèle fait des dégats ....