Practice and Procedure

R v CT (2011)

PUBLISHED October 20, 2011

[2011] EWCA Crim 2341

A conviction for assault occasioning actual bodily harm was quashed where the Crown's reliance on hearsay evidence in the form of victim witness statements and a transcript of the victim's emergency telephone call to the police had circumvented the restrictions on hearsay evidence in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 as the Crown should have taken reasonable steps to secure oral witness evidence.

CA (Crim Div) (Stanley Burton LJ, Spencer J, Recorder of Manchester )