|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 374 (Nov)|
|Court:||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division|
Hughes LJ, Wyn Williams J, Judge Richard Brown
|Representation||Jeremy Lynn (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.|
|Babatunde Alabi (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.|
|Judgment Dates:||23 November 2007|
Criminal law - Trial - Witnesses - Possessing Class A drug with intent to supply - Possessing Class C drug with intent to supply - Hearsay - Witness failing to attend trial - Prosecution applying for statement of witness to be read - Judge concluding such steps as reasonably practicable taken and that in interests of justice to allow statement to be read - Whether statutory requirements for admissibility satisfied - Whether conviction unsafe - s 114(1)(d),s 116(2)(d).