R v (1) R (2) M (3) L (2013)

PUBLISHED May 10, 2013

[2013] EWCA Crim 708

A Crown Court judge presiding over a retrial had been wrong to designate a pre-trial hearing as a preparatory hearing, and so the Court of Appeal lacked jurisdiction to hear the defendants' interlocutory appeal against his ruling that the complainant's police interview and cross-examination at the original trial could be admitted as hearsay evidence at the retrial.

CA (Crim Div) (Treacy LJ, Edwards-Stuart J, Judge Peter Collier QC (Recorder of Leeds))