||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 109 (Jun)
|| EWCA Crim 402
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Scott Baker LJ, Sachs J and Sir Ian Kennedy
||Ashley Barnes (instructed by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Richard Mullan (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||3 February 2003
Criminal evidence and procedure - Trial - Jury - Conduct of jurors - Summing up - Direction to jury - Failure to give good character direction - Safety of conviction.
Where the defendant's counsel had failed to apply on his behalf to the judge for a good character direction, that failure to give a good character direction was fatal to the safety of the defendant's conviction and it would, therefore, be quashed.
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