Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2005] All ER (D) 222 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2005] EWCA Crim 2910
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Sir Igor Judge P, Elias and Ouseley JJ

Representation Michael Magarian (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Isabel Dakyns (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 17 November 2005


Criminal evidence - Sexual offence - Statement by complainant - Defendant being convicted of rape - Complainant subsequently making application for compensation - Application containing false and inconsistent statements in respect of rape - Whether conviction unsafe.

The Case

In the instant case, where the defendant had been convicted of rape, the complainant's credibility had been so significantly damaged by false and inconsistent statements she had made after the conviction to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority in support of her application, that the appeal would be allowed and the conviction quashed.

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