Criminal law – Appeal. The defendant had been convicted after trial of the murder of a 17 year old youth, who was stabbed 14 times in the back. The defendant sought to appeal against his conviction contending it was unsafe due to remarks made by counsel for his co-accused at the end of the trial and the directions the judge had given to the jury. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in dismissing the defendant's appeal dismissed each of his grounds and held, amongst other things, that there was such substantial evidence against the defendant that his conviction was safe.