ADMISSIBILITY OF OLD CONVICTIONS FOR OFFENCES SIMILAR TO OFFENCE CHARGED

A judge had been correct to admit a defendant’s previous convictions as bad character under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 s.101(1)(d), despite their being over 30 years old, since they had relevant factual similarities to the offence charged and were of sufficient probative force.

[2007] EWCA Crim 3512