Practice and Procedure

R v A (2012)

PUBLISHED March 13, 2012

[2012] EWCA Crim 434

Where a woman had been convicted of perverting the course of justice by retracting a truthful allegation of rape against her husband, the court was not entitled to interfere with the conviction. Whilst the woman had suffered domestic violence there was no evidence of duress and the prosecution had not been an abuse of process in light of the CPS policy in place at the time of the offence.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Judge LCJ, Silber J, Maddison J)