||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 89 (May)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Scott Baker LJ, Hunt J and Judge Radford
||Gavin Irwin (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Charlotte O'Connor (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||7 May 2004
Criminal evidence and procedure - Evidence - Fresh evidence on appeal - Medical evidence - Fitness to plead and stand trial doubted - Safety of conviction.
The defendant's conviction for arson being reckless as to whether life would be endangered was unsafe because of medical evidence that he was unfit to stand trial. An admission order, pursuant to s6(2)(a) of the would be substituted.
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