Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2011] All ER (D) 57 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2011] EWCA Crim 158
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Moses LJ, Parker J and Judge Beaumont QC

Representation Mark Kelly (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Mark Heywood (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 13 January 2011


Criminal evidence - Co-accused - Evidence against co-accused - Defendant charged with conspiracy to produce cannabis, concealing criminal property and possessing controlled drug of class C - Crown failing to disclose correct antecedents from co-accused - Defendant convicted and sentenced to six years' imprisonment - Whether conviction unsafe.

The Case

Criminal evidence Co-accused. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, dismissed the defendant's appeal on the basis that the case against him was overwhelming despite a failure by the crown to disclose the correct antecedents from the co-accused.

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