Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 135 (Feb)
Court: Divisional Court
Judge:

Rose LJ, Henriques J

Representation Chandra Sekar (instructed by JR Jones) for the appellant.
  James Ageres (instructed by Crown Prosecution Service, Essex) for the respondent.
Judgment Dates: 11 February 2003

Catchwords

Criminal evidence and procedure - Evidence - Identity of defendant - Failure to hold identity parade - Correctness of conviction.

The Case

A district judge ought to have excluded identification evidence in circumstances where a defendant had admitted his presence at the scene, but had denied being involved in the commission of the offence, since the police had failed to conduct an identity parade.

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