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January 30 2008; 05:29

Supporter: Peter Ellis inquiry long overdue

One supporter of Peter Ellis says it a royal commission of inquiry into his case is long overdue.

Ellis was convicted in 1993 of sexually molesting children at the Christchurch Civic Crèche - but he's always maintained his innocence, and refused to be considered for parole.

He has legal backing from a team led by Judith Ablett-Kerr, who has written to the Minister of Justice asking for a commission of inquiry.

Author Lynley Hood, who wrote the book "A City Possessed" about the case, says there should have been an inquiry long ago.