Regina v Hood: CCA 1968

An affidavit was submitted to say that a juror had known, independently, of the defendant’s previous convictions. The juror’s knowledge came from acquaintance with the mother of the prisoner’s wife.
Held: The conviction was upheld. Events in a jury room might be investigated where they may have been affected by external events. However, the conviction was not to be quashed merely by reason of the existence of this knowledge.
[1968] 1 WLR 773, [1968] 2 All ER 56
England and Wales
Cited by:

  • Cited – Regina v Connor and another; Regina v Mirza HL 22-Jan-2004
    The defendants sought an enquiry as to events in the jury rooms on their trials. They said that the secrecy of a jury’s deliberations did not fit the human right to a fair trial. In one case, it was said that jurors believed that the defendant’s use . .
    [2004] UKHL 2, Times 23-Jan-04, [2004] 2 WLR 201, [2004] 1 AC 1118, [2004] HRLR 11, 16 BHRC 279, [2004] 2 Cr App R 8, [2004] 1 All ER 925

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