Where a defendant had been convicted of serious criminal offences involving dishonesty, but those offences had to be quashed on a legal point brought about by the judgment in R v Preddy & Ors (1996) 3 WLR 255, then, if the law permitted, justice and the public interest demanded that an alternative offence should be substituted.

CA (Crim Div) (Swinton Thomas LJ, Butterfield J, Klevan J)

25/11/1999

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