Regina v Loveridge, Regina v Lee; Regina v Loveridge: CACD 11 Apr 2001

The police took secret videos of defendants whilst in the cells at the local Magistrates Court. The prosecution later sought to use the videos in identifying the defendants as participants in another crime. The filming was both unlawful under the Act, and an improper invasion of their privacy. The making of a video was included within the taking of a photograph under the Act. The filming was a breach of the defendants’ article 8 human rights. Nevertheless, the infringement did not affect the fairness of the eventual proceedings, and accordingly the evidence was properly admitted, and the convictions stood.
Lord Woolf LCJ, Douglas Brown, Astill JJ
Times 03-May-2001, Gazette 07-Jun-2001, [2001] EWCA Crim 973
Criminal Justice Act 1925 41, Human Rights Act 1998
England and Wales
See alsoLoveridge and Others v Regina CACD 11-Apr-2001
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