Practice and Procedure

R v SL (2006)

PUBLISHED July 27, 2006

[2006] EWCA Crim 1902

The findings in the care proceedings relating to the care of a child, whose brother had been allegedly murdered by its father, could not be a final determination of the criminal proceedings. The paramount consideration in the care proceedings was the welfare of the child and issues of prosecution or conviction could not be determined by that court.

CA (Crim Div) (Sir Igor Judge (President), Sir Mark Potter (President), Crane J)