||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 472 (Nov)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Laws LJ, Lloyd Jones and Sir Michael Astill
|| Neville Biddle (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeal) for the defendant.
||Phillip Hall (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||29 November 2007
Criminal evidence and procedure - Evidence - Character of accused - Possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply - Judge admitting evidence of defendant's previous convictions - Whether judge erring - Whether conviction unsafe - ss 101(1)f), 103(1)(a).
The defendant's appeal against conviction of possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply would be dismissed. In the instant case, notwithstanding that the judge had erred in admitting evidence of the defendant's previous convictions, which could not sensibly be seen as tending to show a propensity to supply a Class A drug, the conviction was not unsafe.
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