Regina v Chinn – WLR Daily

Posted March 19th, 2012 in admissibility, hearsay evidence, law reports, witnesses by sally

Regina v Chinn [2012] EWCA 501; [2012] WLR (D) 82

“Where a witness’s oral evidence in chief indicated that he had earlier made a witness statement and to the best of his belief he had made the statement concerned and that the statement stated the truth, and the statement identified or described a person, object or place connected with an alleged offence or other relevant event, those parts of the witness statement would be admissible under section 120(5) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003. However, other parts of the witness statement, which went beyond identification or description of the person object or place, would not be admissible under section 120(4) and (5).”

WLR Daily, 15th March 2012