Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 293 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Rose LJ, Hughes and Davies JJ

Representation Richard Littler (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Gerard Kirk (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 21 October 2002


Criminal evidence and procedure - Appeal - Evidence - Fresh evidence - Fresh evidence incapable of belief - s 23.

The Case

An appeal against a conviction for rape on the ground that fresh evidence tended to cast a doubt on the credibility of the complainant was dismissed and the court refused leave to call the fresh evidence on the ground that it was incapable of belief for the purposes of s23 of the .

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