Multi-Handed Drugs Trial Collapses After Prosecution Disclosure Failures

30.05.18 | |

A conspiracy to supply Class A drugs trial collapsed at Winchester Crown Court on the first day of trial.  The trial, due to run for five weeks collapsed following Paul Mason’s s.78 application concerning the Crown’s failure to disclose underlying phone and cell site evidence.  He argued that following R v Boardman, the adducing of partial phone and cell site evidence would have an adverse effect on the fairness of the proceedings and could not be cured by the Crown’s proposed adjournment.  Following the Judge’s favourable ruling, the Crown offered no evidence against all five defendants.

 

Paul was instructed by Andy Malik of DJMS solicitors.

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