Following the case of fugitive Jack Shepherd being granted legal aid to appeal his six-year prison sentence, MPs have called for a review.  Some are saying that this case, which found Mr Shepherd guilty of manslaughter following a speedboat accident, was ‘an abuse of taxpayer’s money’ and that it ‘undermines public confidence’ that a fugitive from justice could be provided with legal aid assistance.  The justice secretary David Gauke has said that legal aid rules will be examined in light of this recent case.

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