Jill Saward

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Jill Saward (14 January 1965 – 5 January 2017)[1] was an English campaigner on issues relating to sexual violence. She was born in Liverpool. Saward was the victim of the 1986 Ealing vicarage rape, a crime whose sentencing scandalized the UK and led indirectly to changes in the law.

In 2009, she campaigned against a European Court of Justice ruling that DNA of people cleared of crimes must be deleted from the DNA Database after six years, or 12 years for serious crimes.[2]

Saward stood against David Davis in the 2008 Haltemprice and Howden by-election in 2008. She lost the election after winning only 2.1% of the votes.[3]

Saward died on 5 January 2017 in Wolverhampton from a cerebral hemorrhage, aged 51.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ealing vicarage rape victim Jill Saward dies". BBC News. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  2. "Time limits on innocent DNA data". BBC News. 7 May 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  3. "Rape campaigner by-election bid". BBC News. 25 June 2008. Retrieved 25 June 2008.