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R v VYTAUTAS LAURUSEVICIUS (2008)

PUBLISHED November 13, 2008
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[2008] EWCA Crim 3020

A defendant's guilty plea to a subsequent offence was not to be admitted as bad character evidence since a single offence could not stand as evidence of a propensity to commit similar offences and a guilty plea could not stand as evidence of a propensity to untruthfulness.

CA (Crim Div) (Sir Anthony May (President QB), Aikens J, Simon J)

13/11/2008

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