Bad character evidence consisting of a defendant's previous convictions for firearms offences was relevant and had been properly admitted in relation to an allegation of attempted murder by shooting. Even though the evidence powerfully supported the prosecution case, it had not been used simply to bolster a weak case.

CA (Crim Div) (Stanley Burnton LJ, Stadlen J, Judge Morris QC) 16/12/2011
[2011] EWCA Crim 2933

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