Practice and Procedure

R v K (2012)

PUBLISHED December 14, 2012

In a case that rested solely on identification evidence and alibi, a judge had erred in allowing hearsay evidence to be adduced by the Crown in order to rebut a defendant's alibi. Where witnesses were reluctant to attend court to give evidence, the first port of call was to secure their attendance and attempt to obtain the evidence orally.

CA (Crim Div) (Gross LJ, MacDuff J, Judge Elgan Edwards DL (Recorder of Chester))