R v Muhedeen

Criminal evidence – Evidence of bad character. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that the judge's refusal to adduce evidence of the complainant's previous convictions, pursuant to s 100 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, had not rendered unsafe the defendant's conviction for wounding with intent, contrary to s 18 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861. The previous convictions did not have substantial probative value in relation to the real issue in the case.

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