|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 94 (Jul)|
|Court:||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division|
Kay LJ, Grigson and Ouseley JJ
|Representation||Janet MacDonald (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.|
|Peter Murphy QC (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.|
|Judgment Dates:||5 July 2002|
Criminal law - Court of Appeal - Practice - Defendant having absconded between conviction and sentence - Defendant absent from appeal but communicating wish to continue to appeal to solicitors through third party - Defendant declaring intention to return only if appeal succeeding - Whether appeal should be heard in his absence.