Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 200 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 2208
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Clarke LJ, Pitchford J and Judge Fabyan Evans

Representation Jon Swain (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Huw Davies QC (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 15 October 2002

Catchwords

Criminal evidence and procedure - Evidence - Admissibility - Safety of conviction - Hearsay evidence - Exception to hearsay evidence - Directions to jury.

The Case

The defendant's conviction for an offence of doing an act tending or intended to pervert the course of justice was unsafe because the judge had erred in permitting the prosecution to adduce hearsay evidence without adequate directions.

Practice Areas

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