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R v ANTHONY LASCELLES LAFAYETTE (2008)

PUBLISHED December 18, 2008
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[2008] EWCA Crim 3238

If evidence that was admissible under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 s.101(1)(g) was not admissible under s.101(1)(d), which would have thus entitled the judge to give a propensity direction, the judge's direction should make the jury understand that the evidence only went to credibility and the jury should not consider that it showed a propensity to commit the offence it was considering, at least if there was a risk that it might do so.

CA (Crim Div) (Hooper LJ, Forbes J, Pitchford J)

18/12/2008

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