Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 410 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Rose LJ, Hughes and Royce JJ

Representation Robert Spencer Bernard (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Peter Coombe (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 28 October 2002


Criminal evidence and procedure - Conviction - Unsafe conviction - Inconsistent verdicts.

The Case

A conviction for theft of a postal packet was quashed as unsafe on the ground that the jury had reached inconsistent verdicts, having acquitted the defendant on another related count on the indictment.

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