Media Statement – 04-02-2015 – R v HOY

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Today the Director of Public Prosecutions, Adam Kimber SC, issued a media statement, following the considerable public debate in the matter of R v Hoy.

“Criticism of a decision made by my Office is never inappropriate provided that it is done in a balanced way” Mr Kimber said.

“It had been my intention not to make any public comment about this matter. It is generally inappropriate for me to explain a decision to prosecute when a person has been found not guilty. It is difficult to do so without being seen to undermine the verdict of the jury and without being seen to be unfair to both the accused and the jury. The jury’s verdict must be respected.

However, since the verdict, debate about the decision has continued.

Full statement, R v HOY.

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