||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 502 (Oct)
|| EWCA Crim 2446
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Rose LJ, Hughes and Royce JJ
||Paul Higham (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Robert Neill (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||23 October 2002
Criminal law - Arson - Possibility that accidental fire made to look like arson - Concession at trial that fire started deliberately - Safety of conviction.
Trial counsel representing a defendant charged with arson had not failed to put forward the suggestion that the fire was accidental and had subsequently been made to look like arson, and the defendant's conviction was accordingly not unsafe.
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