Moment man wrongfully imprisoned for 17 years drives for first time after release

Andrew Malkinson, who spent 17 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of rape, was shown driving for the first time after being released from prison in a new BBC documentary.

The 58-year-old had his conviction for a 2003 attack in Greater Manchester quashed last year after DNA potentially linking another man to the crime was identified.

He had twice applied for his case to be referred for appeal by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) but was turned down, eventually being released from prison in December 2020.

In The Wrong Man: 17 Years Behind Bars, Malkinson gets behind the wheel again, having forgotten how to drive whilst in prison in what he called “the box.”