The defendant appealed against his conviction for possession of two flash eliminators. He said that a crucial decision had not been left to the jury, namely whether the eliminators might have been used to fit to rifles as welll as automatic guns.
Held: ‘it is not only impossible to see how the judge’s ruling, had the present point been taken, could have favoured the appellant, but also it is equally hard to see how on that basis the appellant has lost anything by not having the issue he now raises resolved by a jury. In those circumstances we do not find that there is anything to impugn the safety of the conviction and dismiss this appeal.’
Updated: 30 December 2021; Ref: scu.547027