The judge had given the jury instructions (‘steps to verdict’) over and above the mandatory legal instructions. The defendant now appealed, saying that the jury should have been told to follow these additional instructions.
Held: While such documents were common, they were advisory and not binding on the jury.
Coulson LJ, Spencer J, Judge Tayton QC
 EWCA Crim 710,  WLR(D) 268
England and Wales
Updated: 04 July 2022; Ref: scu.637826