The defendant's appeal against a conviction for one offence of rape was dismissed because the trial judge correctly directed the jury that they could draw adverse inferences: (i) from facts relied upon in defence not mentioned to the police; and (ii) from the "Lucas direction" on lies, with respect to a single response made by the defendant.

CA (Crim Div) (Rose LJ, Alliott J, Jackson J)

24/03/2000

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