||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 250 (Jun)
|| EWCA Crim 1396
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Laws LJ, Holman and Goldring JJ
||Andrew Cohen (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the first defendant.
||Janick Fielding (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the second defendant.
||Hugh Davies (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||10 May 2004
Criminal evidence and procedure - Trial - Direction to jury - Prosecution evidence - Corroboration of victim's evidence - Putting the defence case - Defendants not giving evidence - Safety of conviction.
The defendants' convictions for kidnapping and blackmail were safe because the judge had sufficiently directed the jury on the defence case and corroboration of the victim's account.
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