||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 313 (May)
|| EWCA Crim 1501
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Rix LJ, Mitchell J and Sir Ian Kennedy
||Tim Holroyde QC (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Howard Bentham QC (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||22 May 2003
Criminal evidence and procedure - Trial - Summing up - Direction to jury - Joint enterprise - Judge refusing to give direction that jury had to make unanimous decision on factual basis of conviction - Safety of conviction.
The defendant's conviction for an offence of manslaughter was safe because the judge had not erred in failing to direct the jury that they had to make a unanimous decision on the factual basis of the defendant's guilt in order to convict him in the circumstances.
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