ACCIDENTAL INTRODUCTION OF EVIDENCE

The defendants convictions for being knowingly concerned in the importation of heroin were safe, as there had been nothing rendering the trial unfair by the accidental introduction of evidence by a co-defendant’s counsel, as the jury saw exactly what went on and were in the position to judge if counsel adopted an unfair approach. The sentences of 22 and 19 years, whilst at the top of the range, were not manifestly excessive.

[2004] EWCA Crim 847