Regina v Kokogho and Kokogho: CACD 31 Jul 1996

The defendants appealed convictions for fraud. It was alleged they had made multiple and false claims for housing and other benefits. Some evidence was admitted which should only have been admitted on the basis of it being similar fact evidence. Although the section would require no question to be put as to the defendant’s character, in this case, he had himself made reference to such matters.
Held: Any defect had been cured by the judge’s careful direction. There was no duplicity in the charges. The defendants knew for which matters they had been convicted. Appeal dismissed.
Lord Justice Roch, Mr Justice Collins, And His Honour Judge Myerson Qc
[1996] EWCA Crim 726
Criminal Evidence Act 1898 1(f)
England and Wales
CitedJones v Director of Public Prosecutions 1962
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