The Court of Appeal in R v Matthew Webster ruled that a conviction under section 1(2) of the Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889 read together with section 2 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1916 (PCA) was unsafe as section 2 of PCA placed a reverse burden of proof on the offender and unjustifiably interfered with the presumption of innocence under Article 6(2) of the European Convention on Human Rights 1950. Mr. Webster was tried at Cambridge Crown Court on indictment for (1) "corruptly" giving a gift ( of a DVD/VCR recorder) (2) "corruptly" crediting, as a gift, the sum of £100 to a PayPal account and (3) "corruptly" giving a gift of £100 in each case to an employee of Cambridgeshire County Council. Mr. Webster was found guilty at Cambridge Crown Court on the charge of "corruptly" giving a gift of £100 but this conviction was overturned on appeal. The Court of Appeal, upholding the appeal, held that section 3 of the Human Rights Act 1998 permitted the court to read down section 2 so as to require the offender to discharge an evidential burden rather than the legal burden of proof.