Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 257 (Mar)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Rix LJ, Astill J and Judge Richard Brown

Representation John Sawyer (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  David Owen (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 18 March 2002


Criminal law - Trial - Direction to jury - Indecent assault on a female - Judge refusing to give special direction that jury should be careful about convicting where complainant's evidence uncorroborated - Whether conviction unsafe.

The Case

The defendant's conviction for offences of indecent assault on a female was safe because the judge had not erred in directing the jury in the circumstances.

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