Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 346 (Mar)
Neutral Citation: [2002] UKPC 18
Court: Privy Council

Lord Bingham of Cornhill, Lord Steyn, Lord Hope of Craighead, Lord Hutton and Lord Roger of Earlsferry

Judgment Dates: 21 March 2002


Criminal evidence - Prosecution evidence - Disclosure of information to the defence - Cayman Islands - Defendant charged with possession of cocaine - Substance sent to laboratory for testing - Laboratory certifying substance cocaine hydrochloride - Certificate being adduced in evidence without objection - Defendant convicted - Conviction overturned on appeal - Appeal to Privy Council - Whether prosecution failing to establish certificate served on defence - Whether certificate required to state cocaine hydrochloride controlled substance.

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