*R v Najjar

Criminal law – Appeal. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in dismissing an appeal against conviction for one count of theft, held that the circumstances of the case had not warranted a Turnbull direction (a reference to the case of R v Turnbull[1976] 3 All ER 549) when the jury had been directed to disregard evidence relating to the victim's identification of the evidence and to focus on CCTV footage and to determine whether the man they saw in the said footage was the man in the court, namely the defendant. In the circumstances, the conviction could not be considered unsafe.

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