R (on the application of VIRGIN MEDIA LTD) v MUNAF AHMED ZINGA (2014)

PUBLISHED January 24, 2014

[2014] EWCA Crim 52

The court determined important issues concerning private prosecutions, including whether a private prosecutor was entitled to bring confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 even if it had no financial or personal interest in the outcome, and the propriety of a private prosecutor procuring assistance from the police in return for a "donation" to police funds. There was an urgent need for consideration of the circumstances in which the police should assist in confiscation proceedings brought by private prosecutors.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Thomas LCJ, Foskett J, Hickinbottom J)