Practice and Procedure

R v B (2009)

PUBLISHED July 15, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 1690

Convictions for six counts of rape and one of indecent assault were safe as the judge had been correct to permit bad character evidence relating to the co-accused in a joint trial to be adduced and he had correctly directed the jury on the issue. Further, although the judge may not have responded to a jury question in the most common manner, his response was not unreasonable.

CA (Crim Div) (Aikens LJ, Holman J, Judge Bevan QC)