ADMISSIBILITY OF WIFE’S STATEMENTS AND DIARY EXTRACTS

[2012] EWCA Crim 227 [2012] EWCA Crim 227

A judge had been entitled to admit evidence for the prosecution at trial in the form of two statements and diary extracts from the defendant’s wife under the hearsay provisions in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 s.114 even though she had declined to give oral evidence and was not compellable as a prosecution witness.