R v Roberts (John Marcus)

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtCourt of Appeal (Criminal Division)
Judgment Date22 Feb 1984
Neutral Citation[1984] EWCA Crim J0222-2
Judgment citation (vLex)[1984] EWCA Crim J0222-1
Docket NumberNo. 1080/C/83

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4 cases
  • R v Steven Grant
    • Jamaica
    • Court of Appeal
    • 12 July 2004
    ...by the prosecution or the defence, it is clear from the authorities that that right should be carefully and sparingly exercised: see John Marcus Roberts [1985] 80 Cr. App. R 89. In Cleghorn [1967] 51 Cr. App. R 291,293,294; [1967] 2 Q.B. 584, 587, Lord Parker CJ said: "It is abundantly......
  • R v Haringey Justices, ex parte DPP
    • United Kingdom
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 31 July 1995
    ...established in the Crown Court that the Judge has such a power (see R. v. Wallwark [1958] 42 CAR 153, R. v. Cleghorn [1967] 2 QB 584, R. v. Roberts [1984] 80 CAR 89). But there is very little authority as to what is the position in the Magistrates' Court. In Cleghorn at p. 587 Lord Parker ......
  • R v Blastland
    • United Kingdom
    • House of Lords
    • 25 July 1985
    ...case. 31 Perhaps a still more remarkable case is the recent decision of the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) in Reg. v. Roberts (1984) 80 Cr.App.R. 89. A man was shot in the head in October 1980. His body was buried and was not discovered until March 1982. Roberts and another man named E......
  • R v Wood Green Crown Court and Another
    • United Kingdom
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 15 May 1995
    ...a criminal trial has power to call a witness. It is, however, a power which should be used most sparingly and rarely exercised: see R-v- Roberts (John Marcus) (1984) 80 Cr App R 89, and the cases therein cited at page 96. Where the power is exercised, it should be for achieving the ends of ......

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