Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of CHRISTOPHER COX) v DPP (2005)

PUBLISHED October 25, 2005

[2005] EWHC 2694 (Admin)

Where there were several possible explanations as to how a situation occurred, other than that a criminal act had been undertaken, it was not necessary to eliminate those other possible explanations before the criminal standard of proof could be satisfied in circumstances where the magistrates had considered whether the alternative possible explanations raised any doubt in their minds about the admissions of guilt made by the offender and had decided that they did not.

QBD (Admin) (Newman J)