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R v Jobe

  Download Request: Current Document: 1 Time Of Request: Monday, February 02, 2015  12:24:59   Send To: Summer Eudoxie JUDICIARY OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO HALL OF JUSTICE KNOX STREET PORT OF SPAIN, TTO   Terms: (hostile witness)   Source: All Subscribed Cases Sources Project ID: None   All England Reporter/2004/December/R v Jobe - [2004] All ER (D) 163 (Dec)   [2004] All ER (D) 163 (Dec)   R v Jobe   [2004] EWCA Crim 3155   Court of Appeal, Criminal Division   Potter LJ, Tugendhat J and the Recorder of Manchester   10 December 2004   Criminal evidence and procedure - Stay of proceedings for abuse of process - Defendant informed of decision that matter not to be prosecuted - Correctness of decision not to stay proceedings.   Criminal evidence and...

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Hostile Witnesses at Common Law

  Download Request: Current Document: 1 Time Of Request: Tuesday, February 03, 2015  17:51:43   Send To: Summer Eudoxie JUDICIARY OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO HALL OF JUSTICE KNOX STREET PORT OF SPAIN, TTO   Terms: (hostile witness)   Source: Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2015 Project ID: None   Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2015/Part F Evidence/Section F6 Examination-in-chief/Unfavourable and Hostile Witnesses/Hostile Witnesses at Common Law   Hostile Witnesses at Common Law   F6.55   The Criminal Procedure Act 1865, s. 3, has not destroyed or removed the common-law right of the judge, in the exercise of his discretion, to allow cross-examination of a hostile witness by asking leading questions about a previous statement. In Thompson (1976) 64 Cr App R 96 the appellant was...

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Regina v Paul Anthony Lidford

Regina v Paul Anthony Lidford No: 200801303 B3 Court of Appeal Criminal Division 24 October 2008 [2008] EWCA Crim 2610   Case Digest The applicant was convicted unanimously on four counts of assault and was sentenced. The applicant applied for an extension of time of 11 months and 12 days in which to apply for leave to appeal against conviction and approximately seven months for an extension of time for leave to appeal against sentence.  Solicitors for the applicant stated that the explanation proffered for the delay is totally inadequate and that they would have refused the application for an extension of time but, given the proposed appeal against...

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R v Morgan (Carl)

R v Morgan (Carl) Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) 19 September 2007 Case Analysis Where Reported [2007] EWCA Crim 2236; Official Transcript Case Digest Subject: Criminal evidence Keywords: Murder; Hostile witnesses; Witness statements; Threats; Fresh evidence Summary: A conviction for murder was safe as the jury was entitled to rely upon the original witness statements of a hostile witness who had identified the offender but who subsequently resiled from the statements out of fear. Abstract: The appellant (M) appealed against his conviction for murder. It was the prosecution's case that following a dispute, M had shot the victim (S). According to a police officer, who had attended the scene, a witness...

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R v Gibbons (Dean)

R v Gibbons (Dean) Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) 10 July 2008 Case Analysis Where Reported [2008] EWCA Crim 1574; (2009) 173 J.P. 260; [2009] Crim. L.R. 197; Official Transcript Case Digest Subject: Criminal evidence Keywords: Hostile witnesses; Recognition; Jury directions; Previous inconsistent statements; Prosecution witnesses Summary: A judge had been entitled to declare a witness hostile and to leave his evidence to the jury. Abstract: The appellant (G) appealed against his convictions of aggravated burglary, robbery and possessing a handgun with intent to cause fear of violence. The Crown's case was that G, along with a number of other men, had broken into a flat, threatened the occupants (P and...

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R v R

R v R     [2010] EWCA Crim 2741, [2010] All ER (D) 300 (Nov)   Court: CA   Judgment Date: 29/11/2010   Catchwords & Digest   CRIMINAL LAW, EVIDENCE AND PROCEDURE - SENTENCE - IMPRISONMENT - LENGTH OF SENTENCE - OFFENCES COMMITTED BEFORE 16 SEPTEMBER 1985 AND COMPLAINANT UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE - SENTENCES OF THREE YEARS' IMPRISONMENT IMPOSED ON SPECIFIC COUNTS WHERE MAXIMUM SENTENCE BEING TWO YEARS' IMPRISONMENT  -  WHETHER SENTENCE UNLAWFUL CRIMINAL LAW, EVIDENCE AND PROCEDURE - TRIAL - SUBMISSION OF NO CASE TO ANSWER - INDECENT ASSAULT - INCEST - DEFENDANT ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ABUSING DAUGHTERS - DEFENDANT ALLEGING COLLUSION BETWEEN COMPLAINANTS - INCONSISTENT STATEMENTS - JUDGE...

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R v Mawhinney

R v Mawhinney     [2004] EWCA Crim 2234, [2004] All ER (D) 560 (Jul)   Court: CA   Judgment Date: 30/07/2004   Catchwords & Digest   CRIMINAL LAW, EVIDENCE AND PROCEDURE - TRIAL - DIRECTION TO JURY - STATUS OF EVIDENCE - ADEQUACY OF DIRECTIONS The defendants and co-defendant were charged with and denied alternative offences of murder and conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm.  The prosecution's case was that the defendants had carried out a punishment killing of the victim having suspected him of theft of a sentimental ring from a family member and that the co-defendant had made sure that the victim was alone by taking the victim's wife...

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560 Hostile witnesses

  Download Request: Current Document: 7 Time Of Request: Monday, February 02, 2015  15:27:13   Send To: Summer Eudoxie JUDICIARY OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO HALL OF JUSTICE KNOX STREET PORT OF SPAIN, TTO   Terms: (stephen's digest)   Source: All Subscribed Sources Project ID: None   Halsbury's Laws of England/CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (VOLUME 27 (2010), PARAS 1-451; VOLUME 28 (2010), PARAS 452-962)/10.  EVIDENCE AND WITNESSES/ (9)  EXAMINATION IN CHIEF/560.  Hostile witnesses.   Hostile witnesses.   A hostile witness (sometimes referred to as a witness who proves 'adverse'1) is one who is not merely disappointing or unfavourable to the party calling him, but is also, in the opinion of the court, unwilling to tell the truth at the instance...

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Tobago autonomy ‘gimmickry’

Chairman of the Tobago Business Chamber Martin George is calling on Tobago to put aside its obsession with self-governance and focus first on its economic independence. In a video sent via WhatsApp on Monday, George said if Tobago gets financial independence, all others would fall into place. George said it is “unfortunate and regrettable” that there seems to be an imbroglio over the question of the Tobago autonomy bill. “The fact of the matter is that when one considers the scenario in Tobago, the more important aspects that persons should be focussing on is to try to ensure that there is economic and...

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