Practice and Procedure

R v B (2012)

PUBLISHED May 17, 2012

[2012] EWCA Crim 1235

Fresh evidence that a daughter was willing to lie did not add anything of significance to the evidence at trial about her credibility and did not render unsafe her father's convictions for sexual offences against her. The judge had been right to refuse cross-examination and evidence about a possible sexual relationship with another man as it was inadmissible evidence of the complainant's sexual history, and had not added anything to the evidence about her motive for leaving home.

CA (Crim Div) (Elias J, Eady J, Judge Bevan QC)