Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 54 (Jul)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Tuckey LJ, Burton and Roderick Evans JJ

Representation Stephen Solley QC and John Davis, solicitor advocate (instructed by Davis, Phillips & Partners) for the defendant.
  Allan Mainds (instructed by Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 3 July 2002


Criminal evidence - Prosecution evidence - Issue as to admissibility - Conspiracy to supply Class A drug - Judge exercising discretion to allow prosecution to adduce evidence of defendant's lifestyle - Whether judge erring - Whether conviction unsafe.

The Case

The defendant's conviction for an offence of conspiracy to supply a Class A drug was safe because the judge had not erred in exercising his discretion to allow the prosecution to adduce evidence of the defendant's lifestyle prior to the time that the conspiracy was alleged to have taken place.

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