Practice and Procedure

R v (1) JH (2) TG (DECEASED) (2005)

PUBLISHED July 1, 2005

[2005] EWCA Crim 1828

It would be only in the most unusual circumstances, where a witness described an incident of an early event in an unrealistic amount of detail, that expert evidence on the possible unreliability of such evidence due to childhood amnesia would be relevant and admissible. Outside cases of childhood amnesia the ability of a witness to remember events would normally be within the experience of a jury.

CA (Crim Div) (Smith LJ, Hughes J, Wakerley J)