||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 03 (May)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Pill LJ, Gray and Roderick Evans JJ
||Anthony McGeorge (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Ian Acheson (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||1 May 2003
Criminal evidence and procedure - Evidence - Previous convictions - Defendant's attack on victim's character substantially true - Previous convictions admitted - Correctness of admission of previous convictions.
On the facts of the instant case, it had been within a judge's discretion, and in the interests of justice, for him to admit the defendant's previous convictions after the defendant had made a substantially true attack on the victim's character.
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