Supreme Court to rule on bid to release evidence in Kevin Nunn murder case

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The family of a Woolpit man serving life in prison for a brutal murder will find out next week whether their latest legal battle to clear him has succeeded.

Kevin Nunn was jailed for life in 2006 and ordered to spend a minimum of 22 years behind bars after being convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend, Dawn Walker, 37.

At the Supreme Court on Wednesday, five of the country’s most senior judges will rule on his family’s bid to force Suffolk Police to hand over what they consider could be key evidence in proving him innocent of the murder.

When the case was heard in the Supreme Court, lawyers for the family argued evidence should be retested with modern methods as it could establish Nunn’s innocence.

But Suffolk Police argued there was no new evidence. Their lawyers urged the law lords to support earlier court decisions by refusing to order the police to hand over evidence.

Miss Walker’s body was found near the River Lark, not far from her Fornham All Saints home, in 2005.

Nunn was alleged to have killed her after a row and then burned her body.

Wednesday’s decision will be given by Lords Neuberger, Clarke, Reed, Carnwath and Hughes.