||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 262 (Jan)
|| EWCA Crim 02
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Holman, Grigson JJ and Sir Denis Henry
||Anesta Weekes QC (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Richard Horwell (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||30 January 2002
Criminal law - Trial - Directions to jury - Murder - Manslaughter - Defences - Self-defence - Jury note - Whether judge's response to note threatening safety of jury's verdict - Whether defendant's conviction unsafe.
The defendant's conviction for manslaughter was not unsafe because the judge had not erred in directing the jury on self-defence.
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