|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 325 (May)|
|Court:||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division|
Pill LJ, Nelson and McCombe JJ
|Representation||William Wood QC (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.|
|Ian Alexander QC (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.|
|Judgment Dates:||21 May 2002|
Criminal evidence - Similar facts - Probative force of evidence - Obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception - Defendant pleading guilty to one charge and not guilty to other charges - Co-defendant pleading not guilty to charges - Jury hearing evidence at trial relating to all charges - Direction to jury - Judge directing jury to assess probative value of evidence relating to guilty plea offence - Whether directions wrong in law.