Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 67 (Jan)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Hughes LJ, Wilkie J and the Recorder of Croydon (Judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Henry Gow (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Daniel Travers (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown
Judgment Dates: 15 January 2009


Criminal law - Trial - Burglary - Jury - Juror - Bias - Persons concerned with administration of justice - Former juror indicating to other juror that defendant had previous convictions - Information being relayed to other jurors during deliberations - Whether actual or apparent bias - Whether conviction unsafe.

The Case

Criminal law Trial. Court of Appeal, Criminal Division: The defendant's conviction for burglary was quashed on account of the fact that the jury had been infected by material which was damaging to the defendant and which was not part of the evidence.

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