UKPC 37
A court in Jamaica had erred in ruling that a statement given by a suspect to police upon his arrest was inadmissible as self-serving evidence. Entitling defendants to put into evidence what they said at the time of arrest, if the prosecution chose not to do so, would encourage them to give their account of events at the earliest opportunity. That was particularly important where there was a substantial delay between arrest and trial.
PC (Jam) (Lord Hope, Lord Kerr, Lord Dyson, Lord Reed, Sir Anthony Hooper)