Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 01 (Sep)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 2067
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Rix LJ, The Recorder of Bristol and Sir Ian Kennedy

Representation Wyn Williams QC and Charles Scott (instructed by Hextall Erskine) for the defendants.
  Nicholas Browne QC and Gordon Wignall (instructed by Health and Safety Executive) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 19 July 2002


Criminal evidence - Admissibility - Statement - Statement in form of questionnaire compiled by witness following information supplied by other parties - Judge admitting statements in evidence as being statements the contents of which the makers would be unable to recollect - Whether statements rightly admitted - s 24(4)(b)(iii).

The Case

Documentary evidence in the form of questionnaires was inadmissible at a trial under s24(4)(b)(iii) of the because the makers of the statements contained therein would have been bound to have recollected the essential information at the time of the trial.

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