Practice and Procedure

R V BRIAN M (1999)

PUBLISHED June 17, 1999

Where there was a delay of many years between the alleged offence and the trial, a clear warning as to the impact the delay would have on the memories of the witnesses and the difficulties of the defence was desirable. However where the evidence was cogent, the absence of a warning would not necessarily render a conviction unsafe.

CA (Crim Div) (Rose LJ, Wright J, Kay J)