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Osman v DPP (1999) (safeguards)
Police officers did not state their name or station when stopped and searched Mr Osman. QBD held the search was unlawful.
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Michaels (2009)
Michaels had a wrap of drugs in his mouth. Police officers told him not swallow it but he did. The police officers did not have enough time to give their names or station. Conviction quashed.
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Richardson (2011)
A teacher of good character, had volunteered to be interviewed about a poss. common assault on a pupil. He was arrested when traveled to another police station. He sued for false imprisonment. Judge held arrest wasn't necessary & awarded £1000.
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Taylor (2004)
10 year old had been throwing stones during an anti-vivisection demonstration. Later at another protest he was identified by a police officer from the earlier protest & arrested him. CoA held it was understandable and it was a lawful arrest.
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R v Samuel (1988)
D's mother had already been informed of her son's arrest hours before he was refused access to a solicitor. CoA held if anyone was to be alerted then it would have already happened. The conviction was quashed.
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R v Grant (2005)
There had been deliberate interference by police. They bugged the interview room when he was talking to his solicitor. Conviction of murder was quashed.
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R v Aspinall (1999)
D suffered from schizophrenia. He wasn't given an appropriate adult present for interviews. So the interview was not admissible as evidence.
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S & Marper v UK (2008)
DNA samples of D's were kept even though they were found not guilty and the case had later been discontinued. EC of HR held that the indefinite detention of DNA sample of people who were not convicted was a breach of Art 8.
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Singh (1990)
Requested a jury for personal injury for fire at King's Cross was refused. It was held it involved such wide issues & too technical for jury.
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H v Ministry of Defence (1991)
Soldier received negligent medical treatment tried for jury for his personal injury case but not allowed as it wasn't a exceptional circumstance.
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Brownlow (1980)
D was a police officer & defence wanted to vet the jury for convictions. Judge gave permission but CoA held the vetting was 'unconstitutional' & 'serious invasion of privacy'.
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R v Mason (1980)
Use of unauthorised vetting of criminal records was held by CoA to be reasonable.
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R v Wilson & R v Sprason (1995)
Wife of prison officer was summoned for jury service. She asked to excused but denied. However, because both D's were convicted of robbery & went to prison where her husband worked, the convictions were quashed.
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Ponting's Case (1985)
Civil servant was charged. He leaked information to a MP. He pleaded not guilty, claiming his actions had been in the public's interest. Jury refused to convict him even though judge ruled there was no defence.
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R v Mirza (2004)
D had an interpreter throughout his trial, jury asked why. He was convicted on a 10:2 majority. HoL ruled they couldn't inquire into discussions on a jury room.
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Connor & Rollock (2004)
One juror wrote to Crown Court stating that while many jurors thought it was one or the other of the D's who had committed the stabbing, they should convict both to 'teach them a lesson'.
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R v Young (1995)
Jury used a ouija board to decide the verdict by talking to the 2 dead victims. When the use of this came known, CoA quashed conviction & ordered a retrial.
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R v Karakaya (2005)
D accused of ****. One juror did a internet search of D & brought in findings. Convictions quashed because of outside information is not allowed. Retrial found D not guilty.
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Sander v UK (2000)
Some jurors made openly racist remarks & jokes of D. EC of HR held that judge should have discharged the jury as there was an obvious risk of racial bias.
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R v Twomey & others (2009)
D's charged with many offences connected to a robbery from a warehouse at Heathrow. 3 previous trials had collapsed & had been a 'serious attempt at jury tampering'. Prosecution applied for a single judge, judge refused but CoA overturned decision.
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Michaels had a wrap of drugs in his mouth. Police officers told him not swallow it but he did. The police officers did not have enough time to give their names or station. Conviction quashed.

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A teacher of good character, had volunteered to be interviewed about a poss. common assault on a pupil. He was arrested when traveled to another police station. He sued for false imprisonment. Judge held arrest wasn't necessary & awarded £1000.

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10 year old had been throwing stones during an anti-vivisection demonstration. Later at another protest he was identified by a police officer from the earlier protest & arrested him. CoA held it was understandable and it was a lawful arrest.

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D's mother had already been informed of her son's arrest hours before he was refused access to a solicitor. CoA held if anyone was to be alerted then it would have already happened. The conviction was quashed.

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