ADMISSION OF 20-YEAR-OLD CONVICTION FOR POSSESSING FIREARM

Where evidence of a single offence of possessing a sawn-off shotgun 20 years before the index offence was admitted at trial under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 s.101, the decision to admit that evidence was plainly wrong because it was incapable of establishing a propensity to commit an offence of the kind charged, namely possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

[2006] EWCA Crim 3408