Practice and Procedure

R v W (2010)

PUBLISHED March 2, 2010

[2010] EWCA Crim 372

A police officer's conviction for misconduct in public office, namely the use of a police credit card for his personal use, was quashed as the judge's directions to the jury had not addressed the question of whether he had been dishonest, which was an essential ingredient of the offence.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Judge LCJ, Penry-Davey J, Irwin J)