46 Discharge of jury because of jury tampering

46  Discharge of jury because of jury tampering

(1)     This section applies where—

(a)     a judge is minded during a trial on indictment to discharge the jury, and

(b)     he is so minded because jury tampering appears to have taken place.

(2)     Before taking any steps to discharge the jury, the judge must—

(a)     inform the parties that he is minded to discharge the jury,

(b)     inform the parties of the grounds on which he is so minded, and

(c)     allow the parties an opportunity to make representations.

(3)     Where the judge, after considering any such representations, discharges the jury, he may make an

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