R v Shepherd

Criminal evidence – Police interview. The defendant Jack Shepherd's interview as a significant witness after the deceased had suffered fatal injuries when his speedboat struck a submerged tree on the river Thames when the boat had been travelling at excessive speed, the deceased and the defendant had been drinking alcohol, and the deceased, who had no experience of driving a speedboat, was at the wheel, had been admissible and the defendant's appeal against conviction for manslaughter would be dismissed. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, allowed his appeal against conviction for breach of bail, as there had been no consent to pursue the defendant for his breach of bail in his extradition from Georgia.

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