R v. Campbell  EWCA Crim 1472
“If a defendant’s previous convictions were admitted in evidence, the jury could attach significance to them in any respect in which they were relevant and relevance could normally be deduced by the application of common sense. The mere fact that there was an issue as to whether a defendant’s case was truthful did not mean that evidence could be admitted to show that he had a propensity to be untruthful.”
WLR Daily, 26th June 2007
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