Practice and Procedure

R v BARRY F (2012)

PUBLISHED July 20, 2012

[2012] EWCA Crim 1864

A conviction for sexual assault was quashed as the judge had answered a note from the jury, which indicated that they were divided on the verdict, by reviewing some of the evidence that was independent of the complainant and in doing so had effectively given a further summing up that was unbalanced in favour of the prosecution.

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