|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 112 (Apr)|
|Court:||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division|
Davis LJ, Treacy J and the Recorder of Leeds (judgment delivered extempore)
|Representation||Vincent Ward (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.|
|Alexander Burns (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.|
|Judgment Dates:||24 April 2012|
Criminal Evidence - Admissibility - Defendant being charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of public justice and driving whilst disqualified - Defendant being identified as driver of car - Co-accused subsequently attending police station and stating was driver of car - Prosecution alleging co-accused not driver and defendant persuading him to say was driver - At trial judge ruling jury should be informed of fact car recently stolen in course of dwelling house burglary - During trial suggestion arising of possible additional CCTV footage existing but not yet recovered - Judge refusing to grant adjournment for further investigation - Whether judge erring - Whether conviction unsafe.