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10 Proof by formal admission.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Subject to the provisions of this section, any fact of which oral evidence may be given in any criminal proceedings may be admitted for the purpose of those proceedings by or on behalf of the prosecutor or defendant, and the admission by any party of any such fact under this section shall as against that party be conclusive evidence in those proceedings of the fact admitted.

(2)An admission under this section—

(a)may be made before or at the proceedings;

(b)if made otherwise than in court, shall be in writing;

(c)if made in writing by an individual, shall purport to be signed by the person making it and, if so made by a body corporate, shall purport to be signed by a director or manager, or the secretary or clerk, or some other similar officer of the body corporate;

(d)if made on behalf of a defendant who is an individual, shall be made by his counsel or solicitor;

(3)An admission under this section for the purpose of proceedings relating to any matter shall be treated as an admission for the purpose of any subsequent criminal proceedings relating to that matter (including any appeal or retrial).

(4)An admission under this section may with the leave of the court be withdrawn in the proceedings for the purpose of which it is made or any subsequent criminal proceedings relating to the same matter.

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C1S. 10 applied (with modifications) (1.4.1997) bY S.I. 1997/173, reg. 2, Sch.

S. 10 modified (2.10.2000) by S.I. 2000/2370, rule 27(2), Sch. 3 Pt. II

S. 10 modified (2.10.2000) by S.I. 2000/2371, rule 27(2), Sch. 3 Pt. II

S. 10 modified (2.10.2000) by S.I. 2000/2372, rule 27(2), Sch. 3 Pt. II

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