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R v (1) TOMMY WILLETT (2) ALBERT MAJOR WILLETT (2010)

PUBLISHED July 13, 2010
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[2010] EWCA Crim 1620

A verdict of murder for an accomplice was unsafe where he had remained in a vehicle driven by his brother while the latter ran over a man trying to stop them from escaping after their attempt to steal from his van. The judge failed to emphasise to the jury that it had to be sure that he had joined in the threat to the victim and in doing so had encouraged the driver to run over him.

CA (Crim Div) (Moses LJ, Henriques J, Tugendhat J)

13/07/2010

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