Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 57 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2009] EWHC 238 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Divisional Court

Maurice Kay LJ and Wyn Williams J (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Richard Bloomfield (instructed by Ben Hoare Bell) for the appellant.
  Robert Spragg (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the prosecution.
Judgment Dates: 14 January 2009


Criminal law - Trial - No case to answer - Appellant being tried with handling stolen goods at youth court - Trial commencing on papers - Justices rejecting submission of no case to answer - Justices convicting appellant of handing stolen goods - Whether justices entitled to find that there was a case to answer.

The Case

Criminal law Trial. Queen's Bench Division, Divisional Court: An appeal by way of case stated against a decision of the justices that the appellant had been guilty of an offence of handling stolen goods contrary to of the Theft Act 1968 was dismissed.

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