R v NICHOLAS JOHN FOY (2020)

27 February 2020

[2020] EWCA Crim 270

CA (Crim Div) (Davis LJ, Spencer J, Griffiths J)

The court refused to admit fresh psychiatric evidence in support of a possible defence of diminished responsibility to a charge of murder where the defence had not been pursued at trial, despite having been considered and raised in the defence statement. It would not be in the interests of justice to allow the evidence to be adduced.

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