128 Confessions
128 Confessions

(1)     In the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c 60) the following section is inserted after section 76—

“76A Confessions may be given in evidence for co-accused

(1)     In any proceedings a confession made by an accused person may be given in evidence for another person charged in the same proceedings (a co-accused) in so far as it is relevant to any matter in issue in the proceedings and is not excluded by the court in pursuance of this section.

(2)     If, in any proceedings where a co-accused proposes to give in evidence a confession made by an accused person, it is represented to the court that the confession was or may have been obtained—

(a)     by oppression of the person who made it; or

(b)     in consequence of anything said or done which was likely, in the circumstances existing at the time, to render unreliable any confession which might be made by him in consequence thereof,