Practice and Procedure

R v JAMES BYRNE (2002)

PUBLISHED February 15, 2002

[2002] EWCA Crim 632

As a general rule the Crown was entitled to adduce evidence that was sufficiently relevant to an issue in the case as advanced by the Crown, but all that was irrelevant or not sufficiently relevant to the case as put should, generally speaking, be excluded, especially if it was likely to prejudice a defendant.

CA (Crim Div) (Kennedy LJ, Aikens J, Pitchford J)