Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 45 (Aug)
Neutral Citation: [2009] EWCA Crim 1701
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Sir Anthony May P, Evans and Cranston JJ

Representation Anthony Barker QC (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Kevin Riordan (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 5 August 2009


Criminal law - Appeal - Fresh evidence - Causing grievous bodily harm with intent - Reference by Criminal Cases Review Commission - Further expert evidence concerning complainant's injuries and level of intoxication - Whether conviction unsafe.

The Case

Criminal law Appeal. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division rejected the defendant's appeal against a conviction of causing grievous bodily harm with intent was dismissed as the fresh evidence that he had relied essentially amounted to the same evidence that had been before the jury at the trial, but from a different expert.

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