||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 438 (Nov)
|| EWCA Crim 2824
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge LJ, Butterfield and Hallett JJ
||Icah Peart QC (assigned by the Registrar for Criminal Appeals) for the first defendant.
||Geoffrey Marson QC (assigned by the Registrar for Criminal Appeals) for the second defendant.
||Nicholas Hilliard and Ann Davies (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||28 October 2004
Criminal evidence and procedure - Evidence - Sufficiency of evidence - Rejection of submission of no case to answer - Correctness of decision - Judge entitled on evidence to find case to answer - Convictions not unsafe.
In the circumstances of the instant case the judge had been entitled, and right, to reject the defendants' submissions of no case to answer. The evidence had been sufficient to leave to the jury and the convictions were not unsafe.
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