||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 145 (Apr)
|| EWCA Crim 893
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Rix LJ, Roderick Evans J and Judge Gordon
||Martin Hurst (instructed by Tracey Barlow Furniss & Co) for the defendant.
||Esther Harrison (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||14 April 2011
Criminal law - Trial - Wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm - Representation - Defendant allegedly stabbing two victims - One victim refusing to give evidence at trial - Judge rejecting submission of no case to answer - Defendant dispensing with service of counsel - Judge deciding to continue trial with defendant unrepresented - Whether conviction unsafe.
Criminal law Trial. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that a defendant, who had been convicted of two counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, had had a fair trial notwithstanding that he had been unrepresented for part of the trial and that one of the victims of the offence had failed to give evidence at court.
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