Defendant known to a juror – conviction set aside
The defendant appealed against his conviction for burglary. One juror had expressed his concern as to how a jury member had known the defendant and his bad character since an early age. He was convicted on the minimum majority.
Held: It was impossible to see the conviction as safe, and was set aside.
 EWCA Crim 13
England and Wales
Updated: 06 July 2022; Ref: scu.280419