||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 177 (Jan)
|| EWCA Crim 19
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Stanley Burnton LJ, Bennett J and Judge Stephens QC
||Rex Tedd QC (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the first defendant.
||John Evans (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the second defendant.
||Stephen Linehan QC (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||23 January 2009
Criminal evidence - Previous inconsistent statement - Murder - Defendants being charged with murder - Previous inconsistent statements of prosecution witnesses exculpating defendants - Whether judge's directions adequate - Whether judge's summing-up adequate - Whether conviction unsafe - s 119.
Criminal evidence Previous inconsistent statement. Court of Appeal, Criminal Division: The defendants' appeals against their convictions of murder were dismissed where it was held that the judge's direction on previous inconsistent statements made by prosecution witnesses, which had been modelled on the JSB direction, had been appropriate.
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