100 Non-defendant's bad character
100 Non-defendant's bad character

(1)     In criminal proceedings evidence of the bad character of a person other than the defendant is admissible if and only if—

(a)     it is important explanatory evidence,

(b)     it has substantial probative value in relation to a matter which—

(i)     is a matter in issue in the proceedings, and

(ii)     is of substantial importance in the context of the case as a whole, or

(c)     all parties to the proceedings agree to the evidence being admissible.

(2)     For the purposes of subsection (1)(a) evidence is important explanatory evidence if—

(a)     without it, the court or jury would find it impossible or

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