||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 110 (Jan)
|| EWCA Crim 2355
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Moses LJ, Leveson J and Judge Warwick Mckinnon
||Allan Goh (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Graham Brown (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||19 September 2006
Criminal law - Trial - Judge - Intervention during defendant's evidence - Comment on credibility of defendant's account in summing-up - Whether convictions rendered unsafe.
The defendant's convictions for various offences arising out of the fraudulent obtaining of bank card and credit card details and the fraudulent transfer of money were not unsafe, where the defendant had claimed that he had stored the details on his computer for an 'acquaintance' whom he only named half-an-hour into his examination-in-chief; where the judge had intervened to comment on that fact; and where the judge had, in the course of his summing-up, commented on the credibility of the defendant's account of his dealings with the acquaintance. The judge's comments could not be considered to have in any way unfairly influenced the jury.
- An Official transcript is the final version of the judgment prepared by shorthand writers. LexisLibrary contains all judgments from the High Court and aboveView Judgment
- The All England Law Reports comprises judgments with headnotes and catchwords indicating the area of law and key issues of the case prepared by legally qualified editorsFind AllER Reports
- Cases related to this particular case that are related to, or discuss this caseView related cases
- Commentary discussing this particular case from LexisLibrary's comprehensive range of titles including Butterworths, Halsbury's and TolleyView related commentary