ADMISSIBILITY OF POLICE INTERVIEW RECORDING

[2013] EWCA Crim 41 [2013] EWCA Crim 41

Witness evidence given at a police interview was admitted at trial where the witness refused to testify through a genuine fear for the safety of his family, notwithstanding the inability of the defence to cross-examine the witness, where there were safeguards and counterbalancing measures present by which the jury could safely conclude that the evidence was reliable.