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R v T; R v B; R v C; R v H – WLR Daily

R v T; R v B; R v C; R v H [2009] EWCA Crim 1035; [2009] WLR (D) 19

“A criminal trial without a jury did not contravene a defendant’s right to a fair trial where there was a real danger of jury tampering and proposed measures to prevent such interference did not sufficiently address the extent of the risk. On an application by the prosecution for a trial to be conducted without a jury in such circumstances the evidence should be disclosed to the fullest extent possible, but there would be cases where the evidence to demonstrate the risk of jury tampering would be so sensitive that it could only be addressed under public immunity interest principles and it would be contrary to the legislative purpose to make an order for disclosure which would, in effect, bring the prosecution to an end and enable those who had been involved in jury tampering to derail the trial.”

WLR Daily, 19th June 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Commentary: a long history of jury ‘nobbling’ – The Times

“Jury intimidation or ‘nobbling’ is not new; it has been going on for centuries. It was a series of attempts to intimidate jurors that led to the introduction of majority verdicts in the Criminal Justice Act 1967, so that there could be a conviction even if one or two jurors disagreed.”

Full story

The Times, 19th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Jack Straw faces questions over alleged intimidation by police killer Harry Roberts – Daily Telegraph

“The Justice Secretary, Jack Straw, is facing calls to explain how one of Britain’s most notorious murderers allegedly terrorised a crucial witness from prison.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 19th April 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Army victims’ lawyer ‘had death threats’ – The Independent

“MoD accused of waging ‘black propaganda’ campaign against human rights activists.”

Full story

The Independent, 7th February 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

The Wall of Silence – BBC Law in Action

“What can the police and courts do when witnesses are too scared to testify – especially to the most violent of crimes?”

Full story

BBC Law in Action, 10th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cases to decide if police are liable for damages – The Times

“A test case being heard in the House of Lords this week will decide when the police should pay damages if they fail to protect a witness or others who are subsequently killed or harmed.”

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The Times, 22nd May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Police contest liability in death threat cases – The Guardian

“Two police forces are fighting attempts to hold them legally liable for failing to protect the victims of death threats in an important human rights hearing which starts today in the Lords.”

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The Guardian, 19th May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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