Practice and Procedure

R v ALAN I (2007)

PUBLISHED October 25, 2007

[2007] EWCA Crim 2999

Where a police officer or any other potential juror personally knew witnesses who were to be called to give oral evidence, he should normally be asked to stand down unless it could be said with certainty that the evidence of the witnesses who were known would play no part in the determination of the matter.

CA (Crim Div) (Rix LJ, Butterfield J, Nelson J)