Regina v Cox: CACD 1993

The defendant was arrested at home on suspicion of one charge, but the police then asked questions about his clothing. He appealed saying the replies should not have been included.
Held: The questions were intended to secure admissions, and should only have been asked at the police station, but no miscarriage of justice had occurred.


(1993) 96 Cr App R 464


Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 78, Criminal Appeal Act 1968 2(1)


England and Wales


ConsideredRegina v Absolam CACD 1990
A was arrested. He was already on bail for possession of cannabis, and in the hope finding further evidence he was asked to empty his pockets, ‘and put the drugs on the table’ he did so and admitted selling drugs.
Held: The procedure should . .

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CitedRegina v Dianne Senior and Samantha Senior CA 4-Mar-2004
The defendants appealed convictions for being involved in the illegal importation of cocaine, saying that questioning at the airport before a caution was administered was unlawful. By the time they were asked about the cases, the customs officers . .
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Criminal Practice

Updated: 06 May 2022; Ref: scu.194890