ADMISSIBILITY OF HEARSAY EVIDENCE AT RETRIAL

[2009] EWCA Crim 2541 [2009] EWCA Crim 2541

Convictions imposed at a retrial for offences of blackmail involving financial demands were safe where the judge had correctly admitted hearsay evidence of an absent witness and had been entitled to form the view that the jury would have received little assistance from observing the witness’s demeanour.