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What is Section 71 witness protection and why was Sean Mercer’s accomplice Boy X given immunity from prosecution?

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What is Section 71 witness protection and why was Sean Mercer’s accomplice Boy X given immunity from prosecution?

A GANG member who was pressured into hiding the Rhys Jones murder weapon gave crucial evidence to bring down killer Sean Mercer after being given police immunity.

The teen, known as Boy X, who was given the pseudonym Kevin Moody in ITV drama Little Boy Blue, testified as a witness after being given a section 71 order. Here’s all you need to know about the special order…

Michael Moran as Kevin Moody in Little Boy Blue
Michael Moran as ‘Kevin Moody’ – the real Boy X’s name is a secret – in Little Boy Blue
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What is Section 71?

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