ADMISSIBILITY OF EVIDENCE FROM POLICE INFORMER

[2004] EWCA Crim 2236 [2004] EWCA Crim 2236

The appellant’s convictions were unsafe where the judge’s direction on the adverse inferences to be drawn from the appellant’s silence had not followed the JSB specimen direction relevant at the time; the evidence of a police informant had been wrongly admitted as he had been acting as an agent of the state and had done the functional equivalent of interrogation; and where information that the informant was to receive a reward had not been disclosed.