Practice and Procedure

R v B(J) (2009)

PUBLISHED May 14, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 1036

An application by the Crown for an order quashing the acquittal of a defendant of dangerous and violent offences on the basis of new and compelling evidence and directing a retrial was refused, as the new evidence was from a convicted co-defendant who had a self-interest in providing evidence against the defendant for a potential reduction in his own sentence, and was not reliable.

CA (Crim Div) (Hughes LJ (V-P) , Openshaw J, Holroyde J)