Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 406 (Dec)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Kennedy LJ, Curtis and Forbes JJ

Representation Peter Alcock (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Allister Walker (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 19 December 2003


Criminal evidence and procedure - Trial - Summing up - Direction to jury - Conspiracy to conceal proceeds of drug trafficking - Evidence - 'Separate verdicts' direction - Safety of conviction.

The Case

The defendant's conviction for conspiracy to conceal the proceeds of drug trafficking was unsafe because the judge had erred in directing the jury that there were marked differences in the evidence against the defendant and his co-defendant.

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