ADDUCING EVIDENCE OF GOOD CHARACTER

The failure by a judge to give a jury a good character direction was neither fatal to the fairness of the trial nor to the safety of an offender’s conviction, as the circumstances of the case were such that any appropriate direction as to the relevance of the offender’s good character was wholly outweighed by the nature and coherence of the circumstantial evidence against him.

[2006] UKPC 15