Practice and Procedure

R v GARY DOBSON (2011)

PUBLISHED May 18, 2011

[2011] EWCA Crim 1255

The acquittal of a man who had faced a private prosecution for his involvement in the racist killing of a teenage boy in 1993 was quashed and a new trial ordered. Under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 s.78 there was "new and compelling evidence" and it was in the interests of justice under s.79 to make the order.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Judge LCJ, Rafferty J, Holroyde J)