Magistrates & Juries - Case Notes

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R v West - Juries
Rosemary West and her husband, Fred were accused of killing 10 women and young girls over 16 years. There was massive media coverage of the case before the trial, the D argued that it made her trial unfair.
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R v Wang - Juries
Wang had his bag stolen on a train, when it was found it contained swords. He was arrested for carrying the weapons. The judge of the case told the jury that they MUST find Wang guilty.
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Randel & Pottle v R - Juries
Randel and Pottle helped a man escape from prison and published books about how they helped the man escape. They were later arrested for it but were not found guilty despite all of the evidence against them.
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R v Ford - Juries
Ford accused a jury member of being racist towards him, no action was taken because the jury was chosen at random and therefore cannot be challenged on the grounds of racial or gender bias
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R v Young - Juries
A jury member used a Ouija board to contact the dead victim during a trial to find out whether the D was guilty or not, other jury members found out and told the judge.
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Ronford Essex - Juries
During a trial, two jury members were chosen who lived on the same street as each other, therefore they couldn't do jury duty.
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R v Ponting - Juries
Ponting thought it was right that the public should know the truth behind the sinking of the Belgrano.
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R v Kronlid - Juries
Sabotaged a war plane head for genocide.
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Brook & Fraser - Juries
Defrauded investors out of £150m
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R v Bingham - Magistrats
Would always believe the police
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Paul v DPP
Knew it was a residential area
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Eccles
Magistrates clerk did not know his place
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Wang had his bag stolen on a train, when it was found it contained swords. He was arrested for carrying the weapons. The judge of the case told the jury that they MUST find Wang guilty.

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R v Wang - Juries

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Randel and Pottle helped a man escape from prison and published books about how they helped the man escape. They were later arrested for it but were not found guilty despite all of the evidence against them.

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Ford accused a jury member of being racist towards him, no action was taken because the jury was chosen at random and therefore cannot be challenged on the grounds of racial or gender bias

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A jury member used a Ouija board to contact the dead victim during a trial to find out whether the D was guilty or not, other jury members found out and told the judge.

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