||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 287 (Jan)
|| EWCA Crim 43
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Pill LJ, Aikens and Davis JJ
||Anthony Davis QC and Simon Privitt (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Guy Boney QC and Matthew Scott (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||29 January 2003
Criminal evidence and procedure - Trial - Summing up - Direction to jury - Prosecution witnesses - Adjournment for first witness to reread statement - Prosecution permitted to treat second witness as hostile - Third witness providing evidence favourable to defence - Adequacy of directions.
The defendant's conviction for murder was unsafe because the judge had misdirected and not directed the jury appropriately on the evidence of the witnesses of fact.
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