ADMISSIBILITY OF FRESH EXPERT EVIDENCE ON APPEAL

[2011] EWCA Crim 1606 [2011] EWCA Crim 1606

Fresh expert evidence which had been obtained after a conviction for murder could not be admitted on appeal as it did not afford any ground for allowing the appellant’s appeal against conviction.

Fresh psychiatric evidence concerning a youth defendant’s state of mind was not admissible in the Court of Appeal because it did not deal with the defendant’s state of mind prior to the offence and would not have been admissible at trial.