Practice and Procedure

R V W (2000)

PUBLISHED January 18, 2000

In an appeal against conviction for offences of kidnapping, possession of an imitation firearm and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, prejudice must have occurred as a result of the jury being wrongfully made aware of the appellant's previous convictions and accordingly the conviction was unsafe and would be quashed.

CA (Crim Div) (Otton LJ, Owen J, Judge Rhys Davies QC)