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Judges 'cannot tell juries to convict'

PUBLISHED February 11, 2005

Judges are under "no circumstances" entitled to direct a jury to return a guilty verdict, the House of Lords ruled yesterday.

Five Law Lords made the announcement as they allowed an appeal by Cheong Wang, a Buddhist who landed in court after a sword and a knife were found in his bag after the bag was stolen by a thief at an Essex railway station in 2002.