ACQUITTED

Whether non-disclosure violated constitutional rights in criminal proceedings in Trinidad and Tobago had to be assessed against the entire criminal process and not merely the preliminary enquiry. There was no implied guarantee of disclosure in the Constitution: it was a matter for the common law.

[2001] UKPC 3

Provided that a defendant was not placed in double jeopardy, evidence that was relevant on a subsequent prosecution was not inadmissible because it showed or tended to show that the defendant was, in fact, guilty of an offence of which he had earlier been acquitted. Previous acquittals could be admitted as similar fact evidence in a current trial