Regina v Hardwicke and Thwaites: CACD 10 Nov 2000

Malpractice or entrapment by those outside the legal system was not to be considered in the same way as such behaviour by those who had a formal part in the investigation of crime. That a journalist might encourage a crime for a story should not necessarily lead to exclusion of the evidence. The journalist’s crime was venial in comparison to that of the appellants, and their behaviour would not undermine trust as would similar behaviour in law enforcement officers.


Lord Justice Kennedy Justice Alliott and Justice Bell


Times 16-Nov-2000, [2000] EWCA Crim 60




Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 78


England and Wales

Criminal Evidence, Media, Crime

Updated: 04 October 2022; Ref: scu.158710