[2004] EWCA Crim 868

The elements of the common law offence of misconduct in a public office were: (i) a public officer acting as such; (ii) wilfully neglected to perform his duty and/or wilfully misconducted himself; (iii) to such a degree as to amount to an abuse of the public's trust in the officeholder; (iv) without reasonable excuse or justification.

CA (Crim Div) (Pill LJ, Hughes J, Aikens J)


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