ABSENCE OF SPECIFIC DIRECTION AS TO PROPENSITY

[2013] EWCA Crim 86 [2013] EWCA Crim 86

Although a judge had directed the jury upon the tendency of bad character evidence to establish a motive for one of two co-defendants to commit an arson attack, without giving an explicit direction as to propensity, the effect of the direction was to warn the jury against jumping to the conclusion that the defendant was guilty of arson.