Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 94 (Jul)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

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

Catchwords

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.

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