Regina v Beresford: CACD 1971

When asked whether the appellate courts in England and Wales should entertain additional evidence under the section, which required the court to be satisfied that there was a reasonable explanation for the failure to adduce it: ‘The court has in general to be satisfied that the evidence could not with reasonable diligence have been obtained for use at the trial.’


Sachs LJ


(1971) 56 Cr App R 143


Criminal Appeal Act 1968 23((2)(b)


England and Wales

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Updated: 06 May 2022; Ref: scu.220505