||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 217 (Oct)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Kay LJ, The Recorder of Liverpool and Sir Ian Kennedy
||Peter Warne (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Simon Temple (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||16 October 2001
Jury - Juror - Bias - Allegation that police officer had spoken to juror during course of trial - Whether defendant receiving fair trial - Whether real danger that defendant might not have had fair trial.
In a case in which there had been an allegation that a police officer involved in the case had spoken to a member of the jury, the judge had been entitled to decline to question the members of the jury individually because he had been satisfied, upon questioning the both police officer concerned and the person who had made the allegation, that nothing untoward had occurred.
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