||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 54 (Jan)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Laws LJ, Alliott J, and the Recorder of Liverpool.
||John Foy QC and Christopher Stephenson (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Richard Latham QC and Robert Spencer-Bernard (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||15 January 2001
Criminal law - Direction to jury - Direction to convict - Judge failing to direct jury that they should agree unanimously on one of two factual basis - Whether conviction unsafe.
It was a possibility that some members of the jury had decided that the defendant had been guilty on one factual basis and that other jurors reached the same conclusion a different other factual basis. In the circumstances of the instant case that rendered the conviction unsafe.
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