Hearsay evidence that the accused was present at the scene of a crime might be admissible subject to appropriate directions being given to secure the safety of that admission. The court could direct that only if the circumstances surrounding the statement could justify weight being given to the statement should the statement be relied upon.
Times 02-Feb-2001,  EWCA Crim 80
England and Wales
Updated: 23 March 2021; Ref: scu.158730