R v ERROL CLIVE HEIBNER (2014)
PUBLISHED January 23, 2014
 EWCA Crim 2587
A confession which had been relied upon to secure a murder conviction 37 years earlier had been reliably obtained in accordance with police investigation procedures in force at the time. The fact that the police officers involved in the investigation had since acquired bad character did not affect the safety of the conviction either; it was not an invariable rule that evidence of misconduct post-trial in which the integrity of the officer was impugned inevitably led to a successful appeal.
CA (Crim Div) (Rafferty LJ, Irwin J, Jeremy Baker J)