|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 291 (Jun)|
|Court:||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division|
Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers CJ, Dobbs and Underhill JJ
|Representation||John Price (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.|
|Neil Moore (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown) for the Crown.|
|Judgment Dates:||23 June 2008|
Criminal law - Appeal - Application for leave to appeal - Extension of time - Murder - Perjury - Defendant denying murder and being acquitted at murder trial - Defendant subsequently confessing to murder - Defendant pleading guilty to perjury on basis that evidence at murder trial untrue - Director of Public Prosecutions applying for quashing of acquittal following change in law on double jeopardy - Defendant retracting confession - Court of Appeal ruling confession demonstrably untrue in certain respects - Director's application refused - Defendant seeking to challenge conviction for perjury - Whether grounds for reopening conviction - ss 76, 78.