Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 112 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 2170
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Kennedy LJ, Wright and Forbes JJ

Representation James Pickup QC (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for P.
  Christopher Daw (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for S.
  Nicholas Clarke (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 9 October 2002


Criminal law - Appeal - Safety of conviction - Lurking doubt - Conflicting evidence as to whether defendant charged with causing death by dangerous driving had been driver of car - Whether lurking doubt as to safety of conviction in circumstances.

The Case

In a case in which a defendant was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving, taking the evidence as a whole (including the evidence of six eye witnesses and expert evidence), there was no lurking doubt as to the safety of the conviction on the basis that the defendant might not have been driving the car at the time of the offence.

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