Practice and Procedure

R v (1) C (2) J (2007)

PUBLISHED May 8, 2007

[2007] EWCA Crim 1068

Convictions for inflicting grievous bodily harm and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour were unsafe where a judge had allowed the jury to consider alternative verdicts seven hours into their deliberations and had deprived the defendants of the opportunity to address the jury on that basis.

CA (Crim Div) (Hughes LJ, Bean J, Saunders J)