Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2005] All ER (D) 418 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2005] EWCA Crim 3035
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Longmore LJ, David Steel J, the Recorder of Winchester and Judge Brodrick

Representation Brendan Finucane QC (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Paul Reid QC (instructed by HM Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 4 November 2005

Catchwords

Criminal evidence - Prosecution evidence - Police officers being involved in conspiracy to pervert course of justice - Non-disclosure of investigation into police officers - Defendant pleading guilty - Whether convictions unsafe.

The Case

The defendant's conviction for conspiracy to import a Class B drug (cannabis resin) was quashed, even though he had pleaded guilty, since the fact that the police officers were being investigated for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice had not been disclosed.

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