Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 194 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Clarke LJ, Pitchford J and Judge Fabyan Evans

Representation Andrew Turton (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Jonathan Davies (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 15 October 2002

Catchwords

Criminal evidence and procedure - Trial - Summing up - Direction to jury - Putting the defence case - Safety of conviction - Defendant not giving evidence - Relevance of evidence of defendant's bad character.

The Case

The defendant's conviction was safe because the judge had not erred in his directions to the jury on the defence case and a failure to direct the jury on the defendant's bad character would not have mislead the jury in the circumstances.

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