R v Tolson

R v Tolson

 (1864) 4 F & F 103, 176 ER 488

 

Court: NP

Judgment Date: circa 1864

Catchwords & Digest

 

CRIMINAL LAW, EVIDENCE AND PROCEDURE – EVIDENCE – METHOD OF PROOF – IDENTIFICATION – BY PHOTOGRAPH — IN GENERAL

On an indictment for bigamy, a photographic likeness of the first husband allowed to be shown the witnesses present at the first marriage, in order to prove his identity with the person mentioned in the marriage certificate.

 

The photograph was admissible because it is only a visible representation of the image or impression made upon the minds of the witnesses by the sight of the person or the object it represents; and, therefore is, in reality, only another species of the evidence which persons give of identity, when they speak merely from memory (Willes, J).

 

Cases referring to this case

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Treatment Case Name Citations Court Date CaseSearch
Distinguished B (a minor) v DPP [1998] 4 All ER 265,  [1999] 3 WLR 116,  [1999] 1 Cr App Rep 163 QBD 31/07/1998 CaseSearch Entry
Applied R v Cook [1987] QB 417,  [1987] 1 All ER 1049,  [1987] 2 WLR 775,  84 Cr App Rep 369,  [1987] Crim LR 402,  131 Sol Jo 21,  [1987] LS Gaz R 339 CACrimD 01/12/1986 CaseSearch Entry

 

Document information

 

Court

Nisi Prius

Judgment date

circa 1864

 

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