Criminal law – Leave to appeal. An application for an order to issue a writ of venire de novo could not be made as a freestanding application to the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division. That court further held that such a writ was a remedy available to it upon an appeal against conviction, subject to the ordinary rules relating to time limits and leave. Accordingly, the defendant's freestanding application for a writ of venire de novo was not admissible by the court, save within an application for leave to appeal.