Practice and Procedure

R v DT (2009)

PUBLISHED June 4, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 1213

Where there was no evidence to establish that the prosecution had taken any steps to locate an absent witness, her hearsay evidence had been wrongly admitted under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 s.116(2)(a) and the defendant's conviction was, accordingly, unsafe.

CA (Crim Div) (Thomas LJ, King J, Judge Moss QC)