UKPC 28
A failure by a trial judge to give appropriate directions to the jury concerning a joint enterprise meant that murder convictions of three appellants were unsafe. The trial judge ought to have clearly differentiated the position of the appellant who had inflicted the fatal stabbing from the position of the other participants in the attack. The convictions of two appellants were quashed and the case was remitted for a decision as to whether the appellant who had allegedly inflicted the fatal wound should be retried.
PC (Jam) (Lord Scott of Foscote, Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, Lord Collins of Mapesbury, Sir Christopher Rose, Sir Henry Brooke)