Stewart and others v Payne; McQuade and others v Clarke

Criminal law and procedure – Private prosecution – Causing death by dangerous driving. High Court of Justiciary: Refusing to pass two bills for criminal letters presented by relatives of individuals who were struck and killed by vehicles whose drivers had lost control due to losing consciousness, the court held that the complainers had both title and interest in relation to the first charge in each bill but not the remaining charges; that the Crown had not misdirected itself by taking an over-narrow approach in focusing on the driver's journey on the day in question in each case; and that there were no special circumstances justifying passing of the bills.

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