Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 355 (Mar)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Dyson LJ, Forbes and Silber JJ

Representation Ian Alexander QC (instructed by Dechert Solicitors, pro bono) for L.
  Michael Bromley-Martin (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for B.
  David Evans QC and Ian Stern (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for D.
  H did not appear.
  Timothy Langdale QC and Andrew Baillie QC (instructed by the Assistant Director of the Serious Fraud Office) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 22 March 2002


Criminal law - Previous conviction - Admission in evidence of fact of previous conviction of person other than accused on ground that evidence relevant to proceedings - Whether details of indictment should be admitted in evidence - s 74.

The Case

In cases in which a court rules that that the fact that a person other than the accused has been convicted of an offence should be admissible under s74 of the for the purpose of proving, because it is relevant to any issue in the proceedings, that that person committed that offence, the contents of the original indictment should also be placed before the jury.

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