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December 15 2008; 12:31

Push to reconsider Ellis case

Peter Ellis (ONE News)

Three prominent New Zealanders are pushing for a new inquiry into the Peter Ellis case.

The former Christchurch Civic Creche worker was jailed in 1993 for 16 counts of sex offences against children. He has always maintained his innocence.

Now supporter Lynley Hood, former National leader Don Brash and former MP Katherine Rich have written to Justice Minister Simon Power calling for an inquiry into the case.

It follows an article in the National Business Review three weeks ago calling for a pardon.

In it Queensland professor James Allan said pardoning Ellis had to be one of John Key's top priorities.

He also said Ellis should have his name cleared while still alive.