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R v (1) MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER HORNCASTLE (2) DAVID LEE BLACKMORE : R v (1) ABIJAH MARQUIS (2) JOSEPH DAVID GRAHAM : R v DAVID MICHAEL CARTER (2009)

PUBLISHED May 22, 2009
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[2009] EWCA Crim 964

Provided the provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 were observed, so that hearsay evidence was demonstrably reliable or its reliability could properly be tested and assessed, there was no breach of the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 art.6 , and in particular art.6(3)(d) , if a conviction was based solely or to a decisive degree on hearsay evidence admitted under the Act.

CA (Crim Div) (Thomas LJ, Hughes LJ (V-P) , Penry-Davey J, Irwin J, Wynn Williams J)

22/05/2009

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