Regina v Wood, Fitzsimmons: CACD 10 Oct 1997

If the defence could show a proper need to cross examine a witness giving evidence under the section as to a reason for a witness’ non-attendance, the defence should be given that opportunity.


[1997] EWCA Crim 2422, [1998] Crim LR 213


Criminal Justice Act 1988 23


England and Wales

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CitedLobban, Regina v CACD 7-May-2004
The defendant appealed his conviction. A witness statement had been read, but he had wanted to cross examine her. The court was satisfied that her refusal to give evidence in person was through fear.
Held: In making the decision, the judge had . .
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Criminal Practice

Updated: 11 October 2022; Ref: scu.151877