||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 42 (Apr)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Latham LJ, Penry-Davey and Foskett JJ
||Alexander Cameron (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Nicholas Corsellis (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||3 April 2008
Criminal Law - Trial - Conspiracy to supply Class A drug - Prosecution seeking leave to adduce evidence that one month prior to offence defendant found in possession of substance used in drug dealing - Admissibility of evidence not directly related to transaction of drugs as evidence of bad character and as relevant to important matter in issue - Whether conviction unsafe - , , .
The defendant's appeal against conviction of conspiracy to supply a Class A drug, in a case in which evidence, namely of his previous possession of a substance known to be used for cutting cocaine, not directly related to the alleged drug transaction, was admitted as evidence of bad character and as evidence relevant to an important matter in issue, would be dismissed.The evidence clearly amounted to evidence of bad character pursuant to s98 of the . The evidence was also clearly relevant to an important matter in issue, namely, the defendant's knowledge of the cocaine in respect of the instant case, and it was admissible pursuant to s101(1)(d) of the 2003 Act.
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