139 Use of documents to refresh memory

139  Use of documents to refresh memory

(1)     A person giving oral evidence in criminal proceedings about any matter may, at any stage in the course of doing so, refresh his memory of it from a document made or verified by him at an earlier time if—

(a)     he states in his oral evidence that the document records his recollection of the matter at that earlier time, and

(b)     his recollection of the matter is likely to have been significantly better at that time than it is at the time of his oral evidence.

(2)     Where—

(a)     a person giving oral

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