ADMISSIBILITY OF PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

[2006] EWCA Crim 1332 [2006] EWCA Crim 1332

A judge had been correct to allow as admissible a defendant’s previous convictions as evidence of propensity to commit offences of the type alleged in circumstances where the complainant’s evidence had established a case to answer.

[2001] EWCA Crim 2884 [2001] EWCA Crim 2884

Where the issue was the identity of the appellant as the offender, evidence of the appellant’s previous conviction for unlawful wounding was admissible where victims had said that the blackmailer had warned of a previous stabbing he had committed.