77 Confessions by mentally handicapped persons
77 Confessions by mentally handicapped persons

(1)     Without prejudice to the general duty of the court at a trial on indictment [with a jury] to direct the jury on any matter on which it appears to the court appropriate to do so, where at such a trial—

(a)     the case against the accused depends wholly or substantially on a confession by him; and

(b)     the court is satisfied—

(i)     that he is mentally handicapped; and

(ii)     that the confession was not made in the presence of an independent person,

the court shall warn the jury that there is special need for caution before convicting the accused in

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