Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [1999] All ER (D) 457
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Laws LJ, Garland J and Judge Crane

Representation Sherry Nabijou (instructed by Munro) for the appellant.
  Piers Wouchope (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 30 April 1999


Criminal law - Evidence - Evidence of bad character - Defendant indicating that if judge ruled in favour of prosecution application to cross-examine him as to character he would discontinue his evidence - Whether judge entitled to rule that in those circumstances prosecution would be permitted to adduce evidence of bad character - .

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