Practice and Procedure

R v (1) MAYERS (2) GLASGOW (3) COSTELLOE (4) BAHMANZADEH : R v (1) P (2) V (3) R (2008)

PUBLISHED December 12, 2008

[2008] EWCA Crim 2989

The court analysed a number of different features of the Criminal Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Act 2008, particularly the conditions in s.4 that had to be met before an anonymity order could be made in respect of eye witnesses, including undercover police officers, and discussed the considerations in s.5 that the court had to have regard to which focused on the protection of the interests of the defendant.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Judge LCJ, Leveson LJ, Forbes J, Openshaw J, Burnett J)