Powell JA, Sully & Bell JJ
Citation: R v Jackson  NSWCCA 387
Crown appeal pursuant to s.5F
Criminal Appeal Act 1912 against an order for separate trials in respect of counts against each of 5 named persons. The Crown did not press for a joint hearing of all counts or proposed counts in respect of those 5 named persons, but indicated that it wished to proceed with a joint indictment relating to offences affecting only 3 of those persons.
Similar acts - prejudice to accused - tendency evidence - coincidence evidence - Court's discretion to order - whether discretion miscarried.
Appeal allowed: matter remitted to DC to be determined in accordance with law.