Practice and Procedure

R v CLEMENTS (2009)

PUBLISHED November 24, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 2726

In a prosecution for a sexual offence, a previous conviction would be admissible as evidence of propensity only if the circumstances were such that it had some probative force by reason of similarity to the offence charged.

CA (Crim Div) (Moore-Bick LJ, Griffith Williams J, Judge Elgan Edwards)