QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION
B e f o r e :
MR JUSTICE JACK
|THE QUEEN ON THE APPLICATION OF GRAHAM||(CLAIMANT)|
|DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS||(DEFENDANT)|
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MR M SEYMOUR (instructed by the Director of Public Prosecutions) appeared on behalf of the DEFENDANT
Wednesday, 22nd January 2003
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"In the court's view, this is a hopeless appeal. Here are two experienced police officers who have given estimates of a speed of a car. Even if they are five miles an hour adrift, the defendant was still doing forty miles an hour.
As I say, the appeal is quite hopeless and will be dismissed."
"A person prosecuted for such an offence [that is a speeding offence] shall not be liable to be convicted solely on the evidence of one witness that in the opinion of the witness the person prosecuted was driving the vehicle at a speed exceeding a specified limit."