Fox v Bishop of Chester: 1829

It would be ‘an insult’ to Parliament’s intention to prosecute for one offence when the more proper alternative would be barred by statute, since ‘in substance, if this could be done, you could always evade the statutory limit of time.’


Lord Eldon


6 ER 581, (1829) 1 Dow and Cl 416

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CitedRegina v J HL 14-Oct-2004
The defendant was to have been accused of having unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 16. Proceedings could not be brought, because the allegation was more than a year old, and he was instead accused of indecent assault, but on the same . .
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Criminal Practice

Updated: 13 May 2022; Ref: scu.216530