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R v Hudson and Taylor

[1971] 2 QB 202

Case summary last updated at 13/01/2020 14:26 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case R v Hudson and Taylor

 Two girls had been threatened into giving false evidence at a trial and were convicted of perjury, the judge refusing to allow a defence of duress. CA quashed the convictions as unsafe, saying that, although it is possible for the prosecution to negative the defence by saying that Ds had an opportunity to avail themselves of the threat (e.g. by telling the police), the defence of duress should nevertheless have been put to the jury. 

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