Practice and Procedure

R V CH (2000)

PUBLISHED March 23, 2000

In an appeal against conviction for six offences of indecent assault and one offence of indecency, where a jury had watched a video replay of a victim's cross-examination, the judge should have, immediately afterwards, fully reminded the jury of the defence case in order to maintain a fair balance. In the absence of such a full reminder, the conviction was unsafe and would be quashed.

CA (Crim Div) (Mantell LJ, Rougier J, Judge Francis Allen)