R v Pestano

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtCourt of Appeal (Criminal Division)
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16 cases
  • Douglas (Eaton) v R
    • Jamaica
    • Court of Appeal (Jamaica)
    • 8 October 2001
    ...in that the adverse witness did not admit when cross-examined by counsel who called her, that her earlier statement was true. In R v Pestano (1981) Crim L.R. 397, it was held that it was permissible to put to an adverse witness his previous statement with a view to giving him an opportunit......
  • Woolwich Equitable Building Society v Commissioners of Inland Revenue
    • United Kingdom
    • House of Lords
    • 20 July 1992
    ...see Driscoll v. R. (1977) 51 A.L.J.R. 731 at p. 740 per Gibbs J., with whom Barwick C.J. agreed at p. 734. Thus in R. v. Pestano [1981] Crim. L.R. 397 it was held by the Court of Appeal that the credibility of evidence given by a witness inconsistent with a statement previously made by him ......
  • Yuen Chun Yii v Public Prosecutor
    • Singapore
    • High Court (Singapore)
    • 4 June 1997
    ...context, that an application to treat a witness as hostile should be made as soon as it was obvious that he was hostile: R v Pestano [1981] Crim LR 397. The same principle may apply here. On being referred to [para ] 25 of his CPIB statement, Chia had not adopted it without qualification. I......
  • Abdul Kudus bin Japlus; PP
    • Malaysia
    • High Court (Malaysia)
    • 1 January 1988
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