ADMISSIBILITY OF HEARSAY DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE

Where a document was said to have been the linchpin of the conspiracy case, the defence had been entitled to cross-examine the person who produced that document about the document’s creation and discovery. In the absence of that opportunity, the admission of the evidence was bound to have an adverse effect on the fairness of the proceedings and it should have been excluded.

[2002] EWCA Crim 2475