Litigation Recent Decisions 15/04/97

Appeal based on police not following Pace procedures

R v Scott Ian MacMath (1997)

Court: CA (Henry LJ, Mrs Justice Steel, Grigson J) 26/3/97

Summary: Appeal against conviction for affray based on unreliability of the Prosecution's two key witnesses and the trial judge's error in directing the jury. Appeal upheld as judge had failed to give the jury the appropriate direction in respect of evidence not obtained in strict accordance with the provisions of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Pace).