Practice and Procedure

R v GAVIN SMITH (2012)

PUBLISHED February 9, 2012

[2012] EWCA Crim 398

Where a defendant was accused of the publication of an obscene article contrary to the Obscene Publications Act 1959 s.2(1), the judge erred in ruling that publication to one person was not an offence unless that person could reasonably be expected to publish onwards.

CA (Crim Div) (Richards LJ, Kenneth Parker J, Lindblom J)