The Committee for Ben

This site was created by a group of individuals who form the “Committee for Ben”. None of its members are related to Ben Geen, nor are they from his circle of friends. They are merely individuals who believe that Ben is the victim of a gross miscarriage of justice and are campaigning for a fair…

Original Documents

On this page can be found a number of links to various documents related to Ben Geen’s case. Report of the Independent Review into the Horton General Hospital Accident & Emergency Department Dr. Mark Heath MD’s report Advice & grounds for appeal against conviction – 28 April 2008 Professor Jane Hutton’s report – Court of…

Statistics in the Dock (a summary of Ben’s situation)

Adapted from a piece written in 2010 by Nigel Hawkes on “Straight Statistics” In April 2010 a court in Arnhem ruled that Holland’s worst-ever serial killer is innocent of the charges for which she was jailed for life in 2004. Lucia de Berk, a paediatric nurse, was found guilty of seven murders and three attempted…

Ben’s Story

Based on an article in The Independent dated 28th February 2010 by Matthew Holehouse. A NURSE jailed for 30 years for murdering two patients and seriously harming 15 others was convicted of crimes that never took place, new evidence suggests. Benjamin Geen, 29, was found guilty in 2006 of injecting patients with drugs that stopped their…

CCRC agrees to reassess Ben’s case!

Rather than contest in court the CCRC have today agreed to take Ben’s case back and to reassess our application with a new case worker and commissioner.  There is an ever growing swell of support for Ben’s case and momentum is growing day by day. This article by Jon Robins, editor of The Justice Gap,…

ABC Radio Report: “An Unusual Pattern”

Norman Swan, from the Australian Broadcasting Company’s “Health Report” program, has aired a report on Ben’s situation. Click the photo to hear the report: Transcript here  TOP OF PAGE

Judicial Review of the CCRC’s decision!

Ben’s legal team have today been granted permission by the high courts to challenge the  CCRC’s decision not to review the conviction based on new statistical evidence. It is vary rare and almost unheard of. The Justice gap website has just published a piece on this development. Lawyers are challenging a decision by the miscarriage…

Article By Hannah Devlin- The Guardian 15/02/2015

Statisticians question evidence used to convict nurse of murdering patients Experts concerned that ‘extreme rarity’ of respiratory arrests, claimed by witnesses at 2006 trial of Ben Geen, was made without required analysis. By Hannah Devlin Four eminent statisticians have raised concerns about the quality of evidence used to convict a nurse of murdering two patients…

Making a lottery out of the law

An article by Tim Harford in the UNDERCOVER ECONOMIST 30 Jan 2015 ‘The cure for “bad statistics” isn’t “no statistics” — it’s using statistical tools properly’ The chances of winning the UK’s National Lottery are absurdly low — almost 14 million to one against. When you next read that somebody has won the jackpot, should…

Article in the Times 15th Dec. 2014

Nurse ‘was victim of Shipman hysteria’Ben Geen is serving a 30-year sentence for murdering two patients. Hannah Devlin, Science Editor and Sean O’Neill, Crime Editor Published in The Times newspaper on December 15 2014 Hospital patients said to have been killed or poisoned by a “thrill-seeking” nurse may have died or collapsed as a result…

Doing good statistics

The organisation “Inside Justice” – has shown interest in Ben’s case and has published an essay by Statistician Richard Gill, text here below. The original can be found on the INSIDE JUSTICE website. “Imagine if you asked people to roll eight dice to see if they can ‘hit the jackpot’ by rolling 8 out of 8…

Similar Cases

This page documents a number of similar cases to the Ben Geen story. Worldwide there have been many similar cases – where a medical worker has been arrested, accused, tried, found guilty and served time for “crimes” that not only were they later found not to have committed but that there were no crimes committed at all!…

Whistle Blowing

WHAT IS WHISTLEBLOWING? The term whistleblowing can be defined as raising a concern about a wrong doing within an organisation. The concern must be a genuine concern about a crime, criminal offence, miscarriage of justice, dangers to health and safety and of the environment – And the cover up of any of these. WHAT IS…

Horton General Report Nov.2006

Report of the Independent Review into the Horton General Hospital Accident & Emergency Department November 2006 “Ben Geen was effectively supervised throughout this period with staffing levels well above what is expected in an Accident & Emergency unit such as the Horton’s.” “Events occurred during the winter period when there is normally an increase in…

Home Video collection of Ben

Mick & Erica have kindly provided a couple of (very scarce) home videos from their collection. Ben has never been one for having his picture taken, hence the lack of decent images of him available on the internet.Here’s a link to the movie on YouTube;Ben’s Movie TOP OF PAGE