Harris v Tippett: 1811

Where the character of a witness is relevant to the issue, cross examination is permitted, ‘As to any improper conduct of which he may have been guilty for the purpose of trying his credit; but, when the questions are irrelevant to the issue on the record, you cannot call witnesses to contradict the answer he gives.’
(1811) 2 Camp 637
England and Wales
Cited by:
CitedRegina v Somers CACD 2-Dec-1998
The defendant appealed a conviction for theft from his employer. There were burglaries in circumstances which suggested help from within the company. The defendant now appealed the non-admission of evidence showing a co-worker had been soliciting . .
CitedRegina v Edwards CACD 1991
The appellant was convicted of robbery with a firearm and sentenced to 14 years. The evidence included police evidence of his confessions in interview. He challenged the veracity of the interview notes, alleging that the police officers concerned . .
CitedO’Brien v Chief Constable of South Wales Police HL 28-Apr-2005
The claimant sought damages against the police, and wanted to bring in evidence of previous misconduct by the officers on a similar fact basis. They had been imprisoned and held for several years based upon admissions which they said they had . .

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Updated: 19 May 2021; Ref: scu.182088