|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 199 (Feb)|
|Court:||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division|
Mance LJ, Hunt J and Judge Pitchers
|Representation||Ben Stephenson (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.|
|Thomas Cleeve (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.|
|Judgment Dates:||16 January 2001|
Criminal law - Arson - Bill of indictment - Preferment - Indictment containing counts upon which accused not committed - Counts 'founded on facts or evidence disclosed in… examination' before magistrates - Power of trial judge to decide whether counts properly included - Whether judge having erred in exercise of his discretion to prefer indictment - s 2(2).