ADMISSIBILITY OF EVIDENCE OF PREVIOUS DOMESTIC BURGLARY CONVICTIONS UNDER S.101(1)(D) CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 2003

A judge had been correct to admit evidence of a defendant’s previous convictions for domestic burglary under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 s.101(1)(d), as the evidence was relevant to the issue of testing the innocent explanation given by the defendant for the presence of his DNA on an item found at the scene of a further burglary.

[2012] EWCA Crim 1148