ADMISSIONS IN INTERVIEW

[2002] EWCA Crim 1942 [2002] EWCA Crim 1942

Where the integrity of police interviews was central to the Crown’s case and there was fresh evidence that might have caused the jury to think that records of one interview had been fabricated, it was at least likely that the jury would have doubted the integrity of all the interviews and that the convictions were unsafe.

[2001] EWCA Crim 696 [2001] EWCA Crim 696

In deciding whether to admit fresh psychiatric evidence on appeal the following should be considered: whether the new evidence demonstrated something well outside the norm; whether there was something in the appellant’s history to support the evidence; and whether an examination of the admissions in the light of the new evidence led to the view that they could have been false or that they were false so as to render the verdict of the jury unsafe. The appellant’s confessions in this case were false and the decision by the police not to allow him a solicitor was reprehensible.