Practice and Procedure

R v MATTHEW SMITH & 5 ORS (2004)

PUBLISHED July 29, 2004

[2004] EWCA Crim 2212

Non-disclosure of material showing that a witness for Customs and Excise had been offered a substantial reward in return for giving evidence rendered all the convictions of conspiracy to import cannabis unsafe, despite the fact that three defendants had pleaded guilty.

CA (Crim Div) (Latham LJ, Astill J, Sir Charles Mantell)