||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 453 (Jul)
|| EWCA Crim 2014
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Thomas LJ, Field and Dobbs JJ
||Ian Speed (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Mary Loram (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the prosecution.
||24 July 2008
Criminal law - Trial - Evidence - Defendant being convicted of arson with intent to endanger life - Defendant arguing safety of conviction in doubt on basis of fresh evidence - Defendant applying to admit fresh evidence at appeal hearing - Whether application should be granted - Whether evidence if given at trial might have led to jury reaching different conclusion - Whether conviction safe - s 23.
Criminal law Trial. Court of Appeal, Criminal Division: The defendant's conviction for an offence of arson with intent to endanger life was found to be unsafe and was quashed on the basis of fresh evidence, which, if presented to the jury, might have led to them reaching a different conclusion.
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