Practice and Procedure

R v WALTER TAME (2012)

PUBLISHED February 28, 2012

[2012] EWCA Crim 573

A conviction for aggravated vehicle taking was upheld where although the trial judge should have given directions on possible adverse inferences from the defendant's no comment police interview and on the meaning of "dangerously" for the purposes of the Theft Act 1968 s.12A(7), given the lack of factual dispute over the nature of the driving and the overwhelming evidence against the defendant, the jury's verdict was not unsafe.

CA (Crim Div) (Aikens LJ, Blake J, Judge Radford (Recorder of Redbridge))