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Double jeopardy case: Wendell Baker guilty of rape

25 June 2013 Last updated at 22:39 BST

A man has been found guilty of raping a pensioner in her bedroom, under the amended double jeopardy law.

Wendell Baker, 56, of Walthamstow, east London, had denied raping Hazel Backwell, then 66, at her home in Stratford, east London, in 1997.

In 1999 a judge decided the case could not proceed for legal reasons and Baker was found not guilty.

A legal change in 2005 allowed retrials in certain circumstances and a new hearing took place at the Old Bailey.

Richard Bilton reports.

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