||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 16 (Nov)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Rose LJ, Hughes and Royce JJ
||Vera Baird QC and Michelle Strange (instructed by CCL Solicitors) for the defendant.
||Graham Parkins QC and Miles Bennett (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service, Norwich) for the Crown.
||4 November 2002
Criminal law - Defence - Provocation - Direction to jury.
A conviction for murder was quashed because the judge, in summing up in relation to provocation, had wrongly restricted the jury's attention to events immediately surrounding the killing, rather than inviting them to considered the history of potentially provocative behaviour by the deceased.
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