R v Druzyc

Criminal law – Indictment. The defendant's conviction for fraudulently removing property in anticipation of the winding-up of a company was unsafe, as it was a conviction of an offence which had not been, and could not be, proved by the evidence upon which the prosecution had relied. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in allowing the defendant's appeal and quashing the conviction, further held that it did not have power to substitute a conviction for a different offence, as the charge of doing something within 12 months had not involved an allegation of doing something before that period had begun.

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