Practice and Procedure

R v JOHN BAIRD (2007)

PUBLISHED October 29, 2007

[2007] EWCA Crim 2887

A judge erred by failing to refer to a defendant's defence and failing to highlight various difficulties in the case when asked by a jury, deep into their deliberations and after a majority verdict direction, to remind them of certain parts of a complainant's evidence.

CA (Crim Div) (Rix LJ, Swift J, Teare J)