Practice and Procedure

R v MJ (2013)

PUBLISHED May 22, 2013

[2013] EWCA Crim 1050

A sentence of indeterminate detention for public protection with a minimum term of 10 years imposed for attempted murder was upheld where the judge had been entitled to adduce evidence of previous bad character to demonstrate a tendency of the offender to be involved in incidents of a similar nature to the index offence, and where the judge had fully rehearsed and summed-up inconsistencies in the evidence of a key witness.

CA (Crim Div) (Fulford LJ, Wilkie J, King J)