Regina v Cooke: CACD 1987

The defendant faced trial on offences of conspiracy to commit forgery and other related offences. It was alleged that he had made admissions to a police officer in a related case but involving a different defendant. The jury had acquitted the defendant in circumstances which strongly suggested that the police officer had been lying because, in that case too, he had alleged that there had been a confession in interview. The question posed was whether the police officer could be cross-questioned about that earlier acquittal. The judge held that he could not.
Held: He had been wrong to reach that conclusion.


[1987] 84 Crim App R 286

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CitedRegina v Robinson CACD 23-Mar-2011
Earlier Acquittal not for mention on retrial
The defendant appealed against several convictions for serious ‘historic’ sex abuse. He said that there was insufficient evidence before the court to decide that the complainant had been under 14 at the time, and that any consent was vitiated. He . .
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Updated: 15 May 2022; Ref: scu.441412