Practice and Procedure

R v ALAN NEWELL (2012)

PUBLISHED March 30, 2012

[2012] EWCA Crim 650

Whilst a statement by counsel in a plea and case management hearing form was admissible at trial, the judge should have excluded it using the discretion under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 s.78 as the Crown was seeking to use that statement to the detriment of the defendant.

CA (Crim Div) (Sir John Thomas (President), Dobbs J, Underhill J)