||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 176 (May)
Lord Woolf CJ and Bell J
||Darron Whitehead (instructed by Staffurth & Bray, Bognor Regis) for E.
||John Harwood-Stevenson (instructed by the Director of Public Prosecutions) for the prosecution.
||14 May 2001
Criminal evidence - Standard of proof - Proof beyond reasonable doubt - Justices convicting on basis that victim's evidence most credible - Whether justices applying correct standard of proof.
On the evidence, justices had given the appearance that justice had not been done by adding a gloss to their reasons on appeal and by convicting on the basis that they found the victim's evidence to be the most credible. Accordingly, the appeal would be allowed and the conviction quashed.
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