||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 478 (Oct)
|| EWCA Crim 2352
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Clarke LJ, Pitchford J and Judge Fabyan Evans
||Peter John Kelson QC (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||James Stevenson Baird (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||18 October 2002
Criminal evidence and procedure - Trial - Summing up - Direction to jury - Special warning - Contradictory evidence - Indecent assault - Rape - Safety of conviction.
Where a judge had failed to give a direction to a jury urging them to exercise special caution in considering whether the complainant had been telling the truth having regard to the contradictory evidence, the defendant's conviction for indecent assault and rape had been unsafe and would be quashed.
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