Criminal Disclosure Act 2008

14A Information relating to identification witnesses to be supplied to defendant


In this section, identification witness, in relation to the trial of a person accused of any offence, means a person who claims to have seen the offender in the circumstances of the offence.


Subject to subsection (3), at any time after a person has been charged with an offence, the prosecutor must, on request by or on behalf of that person, supply to that person—


the name and, if disclosure is authorised under section 17, the address of each identification witness known to the prosecutor, whether or not the prosecutor intends to call that witness to give evidence at the trial; and


a statement of any description of the offender given by each such witness to the Police or the prosecutor; and


a copy of any identikit picture or other drawing made by any such witness or from information supplied by that witness.


A Judge may, on the application of the prosecutor, make an order excusing the prosecutor from disclosing to the defendant any information referred to in subsection (2)(a), if the Judge is satisfied that the order is necessary to protect the identification witness or any other person.

Compare: 1961 No 43 s 344C

Section 14A: inserted, on 1 July 2013, by section 5 of the Criminal Disclosure Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 86).