Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2005] All ER (D) 229 (Nov)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Scott Baker LJ, Ramsey J and the Recorder of Cardiff

Representation David Webster (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Sarah Wright (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 17 November 2005


Criminal evidence - Complaints in sexual cases - Recent complaint - Whether judge's direction adequate - Whether conviction unsafe.

The Case

In the instant case, where the defendant was tried on an indictment containing a number of counts of indecent assault, the judge's directions to the jury as to the issue of recent complaint had not rendered the conviction unsafe. He had directed the jury in accordance with the reality of the case.

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