Human rights appeal for killer Luke Mitchell

Luke Mitchell is taking his fight to clear his name to the European Court of Human Rights. Pic: Jane Barlow

Luke Mitchell is taking his fight to clear his name to the European Court of Human Rights. Pic: Jane Barlow

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CONVICTED killer Luke Mitchell is to take the fight to clear his name to the European Court of Human Rights.

The move comes after the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission ruled that he was not the victim of a miscarriage of justice.

Mitchell has already spent 11 years battling to overturn his life sentence for the murder of his girlfriend Jodi Jones.

Jodi was found mutilated in woodland near her home in Dalkeith in Midlothian.

Mitchell is currently serving his life term at Shotts Prison.

For the past two years the Government-funded SCCRC has been investigating whether he received a fair trial. They ruled that although his conviction was sound his human rights had been breached.