Practice and Procedure

R V (1) WAHAB (2) CROMER (2002)

PUBLISHED June 26, 2002

[2002] EWCA Crim 1570

Where a defendant had confessed, after offering to do so in return for the release of family members in custody, it had been unnecessary and inappropriate to deploy expert evidence at trial criticising his solicitor's competence because that was not relevant to the reliability of the confession. Evidence of the second defendant's lifestyle before his involvement in a conspiracy to supply drugs was relevant to explain how he became involved in the conspiracy without any resources.

CA (Crim Div) (Judge LJ, Astill J, Judge Colston QC)