Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of HILTON) v CANTERBURY CROWN COURT (2009)

PUBLISHED October 21, 2009

[2009] EWHC 2867 (Admin)

A failure by a Crown Court to make clear findings of fact as to whether an individual had made out a defence of having good reason or lawful authority for the possession of a knife in a public place vitiated both the Crown Court's decision to convict the individual and its decision to refuse to state a case for the opinion of the High Court.

DC (Openshaw J, Elias J)