||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 278 (May)
|| EWCA Crim 1213
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Pitchford LJ, Rafferty J and Judge Goldstone QC
||Francis Lloyd (instructed by Dexter & Port) for the defendant.
||Amjad Malik QC (instructed by Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||28 May 2010
Criminal evidence - Hearsay - Admissibility - Sexual offences - Defendant charged with sexual offences against wife's sisters - Defendant stating allegations fabricated - Prosecution seeking to admit evidence of friend of one of complainants to whom allegation made some years previously - Witness indicating unwillingness to come to court by reason of pre-booked holiday and advanced pregnancy - Judge admitting evidence - Whether judge in error - Whether convictions unsafe.
Criminal evidence Hearsay. In the instant case concerning sexual abuse of three sisters of the defendant's wife, the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that the judge had wrongly admitted hearsay evidence from an old school-friend of one of the sisters as to a complaint she had made to her some years previously but that that did not affect the safety of the convictions.
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