Practice and Procedure

R v JASON REID (2010)

PUBLISHED June 16, 2010

[2010] EWCA Crim 1478

Where exceptional circumstances existed a judge was entitled to depart from the general principle that defendants should not be recalled to give evidence, particularly in circumstances where the changed evidence did not necessarily assist the defendant and the decision could not therefore be viewed as a tactical one.

CA (Crim Div) (Elias LJ, Wilkie J, Judge Loraine-Smith)