Thumbs up to murder appeal

The Law Lords have granted leave for an appeal in the case of Anthony Glasford Powell who, along with another, was convicted at the Old Bailey on 28 February 1994 of the murder of a small-time drugs dealer. He was jailed for life with a recommendation that he serve a minimum term of 20 years. The Court of Appeal dismissed his appeal but certified the following question as a point of law: "Is it sufficient to found a conviction for murder for a secondary party to a killing to have realised that the primary party might kill with intent to do so or with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, or must the secondary party have held such intention himself?"