||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 161 (Mar)
|| UKHL 18
||House of Lords
Lord Bingham of Cornhill, Lord Steyn, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, Lord Carswell
||Ben Emmerson QC and Charles Lander (instructed by Canter, Levin & Berg) for the defendant.
||Aftab Jafferjee and Adina Ezekiel (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||10 March 2005
Criminal law - Firearms - Possession of imitation firearm while committing offence - Defendant positioning his hand inside his jacket during robbery so as to make it appear he had a firearm - Defendant's conduct not amounting to possession of imitation firearm - , ss 17(2), (4).
A defendant who had put his fingers inside his jacket when committing a robbery, to give the appearance of having a gun, should not have been convicted of possessing an imitation firearm during the course of a robbery, contrary to s17(2) of the .
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