The court delivers judgment in a series of cases concerning the controversial ‘joint enterprise’ rule, under which accomplices can be found guilty of murder even if they do not participate directly in the fatal attack.
The decision comes in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling, which found judges had been misapplying the law for 30 years and that foresight of a fatal attack was not necessarily enough for a jury to convict a defendant of murder.
NAME OF CASES:
R v Lewis Johnson, Asher Johnson, Jerome Green and Reece Harwood; R v Tyler Winston Burton and Nicholas Terrelonge; R v Queba Moises; R v Michael Hall; R v John Derek Hore; R v Mohammed Sajjaad Hussain, Fahim Khan, Javed Ruhel Miah and Rubel Miah.
Cases involved in this ruling include those of:
· Lewis Johnson, Asher Johnson, Jerome Green and Reece Harwood, jailed in 2013 for their part in the killing of Thomas Cudjoe on a petrol station forecourt in Ilford;
· Nicholas Terrelonge and Tyler Burton, jailed last year for their part in the murder of Ashley Latty following a party in Dagenham;
· Michael Hall, jailed in 2007 for his part in the murder of Andrew Ayres outside a Bradford pub;
· John Hore, jailed in 2014 for his part in the murder of Liverpool drug dealer Anthony Duffy;
· Mohammed Hussain, Javed Miah, Rubel Miah and Fahim Khan, jailed in 2014 for their part in the murder of rapper Isaac Stone (who performed under the name Dynamikk) in Bedford.