Docherty v HM Advocate

Criminal evidence and procedure – Identification evidence – Sufficiency of evidence – Misdirection – Unreasonable verdict. High Court of Justiciary: Refusing an appeal by an appellant who was convicted of assault and robbery, the court held that emulator evidence and a dock identification were not inadmissible per se, and in any event the evidence for the Crown, looked at as a whole, amounted to a cogent case, the sheriff had not erred in failing to direct the jury as to the definition of assault and robbery, and the verdict could not be described as unreasonable in any respect.

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