||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 500 (Oct)
|| EWCA Crim 2423
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Potter LJ, Butterfield J and Judge Findlay Baker
||Gordon Ross (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Mark Miliken-Smith (instructed by the HM Customs and Excise) for the Crown.
||22 October 2002
Criminal evidence and procedure - Character of accused - Accused asserting positively good character - Accused calling evidence to support assertion of good character - Judge's direction to jury on accused's character - Adequacy of direction.
The failure of the judge to give a proper direction on the accused's good character rendered his conviction unsafe, but the interests of justice required that there be a retrial.
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