|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 265 (Jan)|
Lord Woolf CJ and Bell J
|Representation||Martin Picton (instructed by Russell Jones & Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne) for the appellant.|
|Robin Patton (instructed by Crown Prosecution Service, Newcastle upon Tyne) for the prosecution.|
|Judgment Dates:||30 January 2002|
Criminal law - Computer - Misuse of computer - Unauthorised access to computer - Appellant using non open access computer belonging to university to access world wide web - Evidence before justices that appellant knew he was not authorised to access the web through those computers - Approach to be used by justices when considering evidence - Divisional Court determining decision of justices to convict appellant correct - Appellant not present or represented at hearing of appeal - Court directing order not to be drawn up for 21 days to allow appellant to be informed of decision and for him to have opportunity to make representations - Appellant instructing counsel to advance further arguments on his behalf - Whether previous decision to stand - .