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Explanatory Memorandum to Criminal Justice (Evidence) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

“Matter in issue between a defendant and co-defendant”

17.The effect of Article 9 is that where the defendant has undermined the co-defendant’s defence, the co-defendant may attack the defendant’s character in respect of his propensity to untruthfulness. It does not rely on the nature of the co-defendant’s defence, only on the fact that the defendant has attempted to undermine it in his own defence.

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