Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2001] All ER (D) 386 (Feb)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Mance LJ, Hunt J and Judge Pitcher

Representation Deborah Charles (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Christopher May (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 23 February 2001


Criminal law - Trial - Direction to jury - Prosecution evidence - Statement read to jury - Defendant giving different account in evidence - Judge summing up inconsistencies in evidence - Whether judge raising new issue for jury.

The Case

The defendant's conviction for importing drugs was safe because the judge had not raised a new issue for the jury during the summing up.

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