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R V PETER ALAN FELL (2001)

PUBLISHED March 22, 2001
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[2001] EWCA Crim 696

In deciding whether to admit fresh psychiatric evidence on appeal the following should be considered: whether the new evidence demonstrated something well outside the norm; whether there was something in the appellant's history to support the evidence; and whether an examination of the admissions in the light of the new evidence led to the view that they could have been false or that they were false so as to render the verdict of the jury unsafe. The appellant's confessions in this case were false and the decision by the police not to allow him a solicitor was reprehensible.

CA (Crim Div) (Waller LJ, Garland J, Sachs J)

22/03/2001

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