Practice and Procedure

R v W (2010)

PUBLISHED November 5, 2010

[2010] EWCA Crim 2799

A confession made by a vulnerable person in the absence of an appropriate adult in police interview was unreliable under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 s.76(2)(b) where there was a realistic likelihood that no admissions would have been made had an appropriate adult been present.

CA (Crim Div) (Gross LJ, Hedley J, Ramsey J)