Where there was an admitted irregularity such as a dock identification, the safety of the verdict depended upon a consideration of the case as a whole. The test that the court would only interfere with a verdict of a jury on the basis that no reasonable jury who had applied their minds properly to the facts could have arrived at the conclusion which was reached, applied when considering inconsistent verdicts as between defendants.

CA (Crim Div) (Pill LJ, Brian Smedley J, Crane J)


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