Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2017] All ER (D) 47 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2017] EWCA Crim 1487
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Simon LJ, Holgate J and Sir Kenneth Parker

Representation Duncan O'Donnell for the Crown.
  Juliet Donovan for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 9 October 2017


Criminal evidence - Police interview - Transcripts

The Case

Criminal evidence Police interview. The defendant's trial for sexual offences had been unfair and the safety of his convictions undermined by the mistaken leaving of transcripts of the complainant's police interviews in the jury room. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in allowing the defendant's appeal, approached the difficulty by considering: (i) the defence approach to the problem; (ii) whether that had amounted to an agreement that the jury should have the transcripts during retirement; (iii) the judge's warnings and their sufficiency; and (iv) the safety of the convictions.

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