Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 446 (Mar)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 772
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Clarke LJ, Leveson and Cooke JJ

Representation Michael Mather-Lees (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the first defendant.
  Peter Davies (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the second defendant.
  Stephen Hopkins (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 27 March 2002


Criminal evidence - Prosecution evidence - Issue as to admissibility - Conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs - Crown relying on evidence derived in relation to co-conspirator - Whether act or declaration of co-conspirator admissible to prove participation of first defendant - Inferences from silence - Whether judge erring in allowing prosecution to adduce second defendant's no comment interviews - Direction to jury - Whether judge erring in direction on inferences from silence - s 34.

The Case

If you are a LexisLibrary subscriber you can read more about this case here.