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R v Campbell

[1991] 93 CAR 350

Case summary last updated at 11/01/2020 14:29 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case R v Campbell

A guy was going to rob a post office but decided against it and was leaving the crime scene when arrested. He was convicted of attempted robbery and appealed on the grounds that the judge had referred the jury to law before the Criminal Attempts Act 1981 and that the judge had not evaluated whether the prosecution evidence was safe before putting it to the jury (CA said it was highly unlikely to be safe, given that D was arrested away from the scene of the supposed attempted crime). On these grounds CA allowed the appeal and quashed the conviction. 

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