|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 280 (Apr)|
|Court:||Queen's Bench Division (Divisional Court)|
Scott Baker LJ and Openshaw J
|Representation||Sonia Birdee (instructed by Berry & Berry, Worsley) for the defendant.|
|Vincent Yip (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service, Wigan) for the prosecution.|
|Judgment Dates:||28 April 2006|
Criminal evidence - Witness - Bad character - Defendant charged with assault of witness - Witness main prosecution evidence against defendant - Witness awaiting trial for violent affray - Prosecution failing disclose details of counts against witness - Defendant seeking adjournment for information to be disclosed - Prosecution not opposing adjournment - Justices refusing adjournment - Whether justices in error - Whether refusal to adjourn depriving defendant of right to a fair trial - Human Rights Act 1988, Sch 1, Pt 1, art 6(1).