Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 472 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Longmore LJ, Poole J and Judge Findlay Baker

Representation Anya Lewis (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Isabel Dakyns (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 31 October 2002

Catchwords

Criminal evidence and procedure - Trial - Summing up - Direction to jury - Character of accused - Element of offence - Safety of conviction.

The Case

The defendant's conviction for an offence of assault with intent to resist arrest was safe because the judge had not erred in directing the jury on the defendant's character and elements of the offence.

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