Practice and Procedure

R v B (2002)

PUBLISHED February 8, 2002

[2002] EWCA Crim 195

The absence of the Judicial Studies Board specimen directions four and five in relation to an accused's silence at trial did not, in the circumstances, render his conviction for rape unsafe. There had been a sufficiently compelling case for the accused to answer at the close of the prosecution case.

CA (Crim Div) (Rose LJ, Steel J, Goldring J)