R v Stewart

Criminal evidence – Evidence of bad character. In an appeal against the defendant's conviction of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, contrary to s 16 of the Firearms Act 1968, the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that gang-related evidence adduced at trial as evidence to do with the facts of the case, pursuant to s 98 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, had not, in the circumstances of the case, warranted a bad character direction. Accordingly, the defendant's conviction had been safe.

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