Publisher Citation: [2010] All ER (D) 115 (May)
Neutral Citation: [2010] EWHC 1301 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Divisional Court
Judge:

Elias LJ and Keith J (Judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Malcolm Gibney (instructed by Sharon Taylor Associates, Poole) for the appellant.
  Ethu Crorie (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the respondent.
Judgment Dates: 13 May 2010

Catchwords

Game - Deer - Offence - Poaching of deer - Appellant arrested for killing fawn - No direct evidence against appellant - Evidence consisting of comments made by appellant to police and hidden footwear - Appelant pleading not guilty - Appellant convicted of killing fawn - Appellant appealing by way of case stated - Whether judge erring in ruling that there was a case to answer.

The Case

Game Deer. The Divisional Court dismissed the appellant's appeal by way of case stated, finding that the district judge had not erred in concluding that there had been evidence on which the judge could properly have concluded that the appellant was guilty of the offence with which he was prosecuted.

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