ACQUITTED DEFENDANTS SEEKING TO INTERVENE

Where a defendant had been acquitted in a drug-trafficking trial and the retrial of a co-defendant was ordered, and the prosecution intended to allege involvement by the acquitted defendant, the latter could not invoke the presumption of innocence in the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 art.6(2), because he was not “charged with a criminal offence”.

[2012] EWCA Crim 6