[2004] EWCA Crim 1798

A Watson direction should not be given after the jurors' retirement, but before it became possible to give a majority verdict direction and such a direction had in fact been given. The danger of not giving a full Watson direction was that the jurors might feel under pressure to reach a verdict which was not a true verdict in the terms of their oath.

CA (Crim Div) (Keene LJ, Mitting J, Sir John Alliott)


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