Practice and Procedure

R V B (2002)

PUBLISHED December 20, 2002

[2002] EWCA Crim 3091

In a case where evidence emerged that the complainant may have made her complaint up to a year after the alleged sexual abuse, the judge should have discharged the jury as a result of the doctrine of recent complaint.

CA (Crim Div) (Rix LJ, Crane J, Judge Maddison)