Mark Daly and Keith Hyatt looking through Keith's letters
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Rachel Manning: Letters of 'terrified' Keith Hyatt

A man wrongly convicted in the Rachel Manning murder case wrote from prison that he was "terrified" of leaving jail.

Keith Hyatt was jailed on the basis that he had helped dump Miss Manning's body in Milton Keynes after she was strangled by her boyfriend, Barri White, in 2000.

Mr Hyatt wrote the letter as he was coming up for release in 2005, but was yet to be cleared. He was acquitted on appeal two years later and Mr White was cleared at a retrial in 2008.

Sitting with Mr Hyatt, the BBC's Mark Daly, who investigated the case for Rough Justice, reads just one of the letters, written from inside Littlehey prison.

'Life after life: Barri and Keith's story' will feature on Inside Out on BBC1 in the East at 19:30 GMT on Monday, and later on the iplayer.

  • 04 Sep 2013