The defendant complained that on a retrial of his case, the judge had admitted bad character evidence which had not been admissible at the time of the first trial. He said at if the first trial had been conducted without error he would have been tried without such evidence.
Held: The evidence was properly admitted because of the coming into effect of the 2003 Act. The defendant had not argued as to any fundamental unfairness in the law.
Criminal Justice Act 2003 99-110
England and Wales
Updated: 08 May 2021; Ref: scu.242448