Regina v Christou; Regina v Wright: CACD 8 Jul 1992

Evidence which had been obtained by a police trick (false shop) was admissible. It’s use was not unfair. Lord Taylor CJ said that the defendants ‘voluntarily applied themselves to the trick’.
When assessing impact the court should assume that the jury was faithful to the directions of law.


Lord Taylor CJ


Gazette 08-Jul-1992, [1992] 1 QB 979, [1996] 2 Cr App R 360


Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 78


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedPalmer and Others v Regina CACD 7-Aug-2014
Three defendants appealed against convictions for selling stolen goods, saying that the police had used entrapment. The officers had established a shop at which thieves might expect to sell goods. Each defendant had pleaed guilty after a ruling . .
CitedS and Others v Regina CACD 28-Jun-2012
Four defendants appealed against convictions for child sex abuse. The convictions had taken place at a time when current guidance to examining physicians did not apply. In each case the defendants consented to new evidence from the prosecution.
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Criminal Evidence

Updated: 17 July 2022; Ref: scu.86379