Practice and Procedure

R v PAUL DAVEY (2006)

PUBLISHED March 1, 2006

The prosecution had been wrong and had breached the mandatory requirement of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 s.80A by referring to the lack of evidence from the defendant's wife in its closing speech. However, the judge's summing up cured any possible prejudice to the defendant that might have been caused by the comments.

[2006] EWCA Crim 565