ADMISSIBILITY OF HER WRITTEN STATEMENTS

[2007] EWCA Crim 1715 [2007] EWCA Crim 1715

At the defendants’ murder trial the judge had correctly allowed a witness’ statements to be read to the court on the basis that she would not give oral evidence because she was in fear of reprisals from the defendants and their associates, and had correctly ruled that covert surveillance of one of the defendants whilst in prison on remand was lawful and evidence of it admissible.