Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2001] All ER (D) 364 (Feb)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Waller LJ, Connell and Forbes JJ

Representation John Rees QC and Andrew Taylor (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Ieuan Morris (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 28 February 2001


Criminal law - Damaging property with intent to endanger life - Trial - Direction to jury - Whether inadequacy of directions rendering conviction unsafe.

The Case

The defendant's conviction for an offence of damaging property with intent to endanger life was unsafe because the judge's directions were insufficient in the circumstances of the case.

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