Practice and Procedure

R v ASHRAF A (2011)

PUBLISHED May 25, 2011

[2011] EWCA Crim 1517

Although a judge in a rape trial had not specifically directed the jury that evidence given by witnesses of what the complainant had told them after the incident was not independent evidence of the acts complained of, there had, in the circumstances, been no real risk of the jury assuming that it was.

CA (Crim Div) (Pill LJ, Bean J, Judge Paget QC)