131 Evidence at retrial
131 Evidence at retrial

For paragraphs 1 and 1A of Schedule 2 to the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 (c 19) (oral evidence and use of transcripts etc at retrials under that Act) there is substituted—

“Evidence 1

(1)     Evidence given at a retrial must be given orally if it was given orally at the original trial, unless—

(a)     all the parties to the retrial agree otherwise;

(b)     section 116 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 applies (admissibility of hearsay evidence where a witness is unavailable); or

(c)     the witness is unavailable to give evidence, otherwise than as mentioned in subsection (2) of that section, and section 114(1)(d) of that Act applies (admission of hearsay evidence under residual discretion).