Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 181 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Rose LJ, Pitchers and Treacy JJ

Representation David Perry (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Attorney General.
  Paul Greaney (instructed by Russell Jones & Walker, Leeds) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 14 October 2002


Criminal law - Obstructing the course of justice - Perversion of the course of justice - Mens rea.

The Case

The common law offence of perverting the course of public justice was committed where false evidence was given or made not to defeat what the witness believed to be the ends of justice or not to procure what the witness believed to be a false verdict.

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