I am therefore of the view that it is not appropriate to substitute a verdict of acquittal for the conviction.
If the court is not satisfied that D did what was alleged, an acquittal must follow.
Moreover the public interest may be as much involved in the circumstances of a remarkable acquittal as in a surprising conviction.
In the result therefore a verdict of acquittal was directed in respect of all charges against both accused.
On the first, if the appellant is right, he is entitled to an acquittal .
Any charge ever brought against him resulted in an acquittal .
the trial resulted in an acquittal
A close precedent for an acquittal based on the denial of evidence already exists.
From his arrest until his acquittal at the Crown Court, the Applicant was on bail.
Now the choice is go to trial on a felony assault charge and hope for an acquittal or plead guilty to a misdemeanor.