||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 222 (Nov)
|| EWCA Crim 2910
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Sir Igor Judge P, Elias and Ouseley JJ
||Michael Magarian (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Isabel Dakyns (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||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.
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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