The court considered whether events outside the jury room having possible effects on deliberations might leave those open to enquiry. The jury bailiff had told the jury of the accused’s previous convictions. This was a grave irregularity, was admissible, and the conviction was quashed.
(1969) 53 Cr App R 466
England and Wales
- Cited – Regina v Connor and another; Regina v Mirza HL 22-Jan-2004
The defendants sought an enquiry as to events in the jury rooms on their trials. They said that the secrecy of a jury’s deliberations did not fit the human right to a fair trial. In one case, it was said that jurors believed that the defendant’s use . .
 UKHL 2, Times 23-Jan-04,  2 WLR 201,  1 AC 1118,  HRLR 11, 16 BHRC 279,  2 Cr App R 8,  1 All ER 925
- Cited – Pintori, Regina v CACD 13-Jul-2007
The defendant appealed his conviction for possession of class A drugs, saying that the drugs found had belonged to somebody who had stayed at his flat whilst he had been away. One of the jurors later told a police officer that she had known through . .
 EWCA Crim 1700
These lists may be incomplete.
Updated: 09 December 2020; Ref: scu.192253