|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 356 (Jul)|
|Representation||Hugh Southey (instructed by Bindmans & Partners) for the defendant.|
|Mark Bryant-Heron (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the prosecution.|
|Judgment Dates:||24 July 2002|
Criminal law - Trial - Commencement of trial - Juvenile defendant - Trial judge exercising discretion to hear prosecution evidence in absence of defendant - Defendant convicted - Whether defendant having fair trial - Whether conviction safe - European Convention on Human Rights, art 6.