Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 375 (Nov)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Latham LJ and Goldring J

Judgment Dates: 26 November 2002

Catchwords

Criminal law - Doing an act tending or intended to pervert the course of justice - Ingredients of the offence - Defendants reporting fictitious crime in order to sell story to press - Submission of no case to answer - Whether defendants having to intend that proceedings should result from fictitious crime - Whether prosecution required to prove that defendants accusing particular person.

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