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Nicola Laver

Editor, Solicitors Journal




A Spanish woman, Iria Suárez Gonzalez, who was charged with fraud by false representation and brought before Oxford Crown Court for allegedly not disclosing a previous conviction for murder when she applied for a job at a local primary school, has had the charges dropped. Gonzalez and a friend were convicted of the murder of a teenage girl in Spain in 2000. She was employed by the school between September 2016 and July 2017 as a teaching assistant. The Crown Prosecution Service dropped the case for lack of evidence: under Spanish law all crimes committed by minors can be expunged after 10 years when they reach 18. 17 June 2019