||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 50 (Jan)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Pill LJ, Hallett and Davis JJ
||Edward Fitzgerald QC and Paul Taylor (instructed by Woollcombe Beer Watts, Exeter) for the defendant.
||Edward Bevan QC (instructed by Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||15 January 2002
Criminal evidence - Prosecution evidence - Issue as to admissibility - Confessions obtained in breach of Judge's Rules - Confessions adduced at trial - Whether conviction unsafe.
The defendant's conviction for murder was unsafe because the police had not complied with the Judge's Rules, which predated the police codes of conduct issued pursuant to the and the reliability of the defendant's confession evidence had not been considered at his trial.
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