Practice and Procedure

R v D (2012)

PUBLISHED November 13, 2012

In a case involving offences of grievous bodily harm committed against a child by the child's mother and her boyfriend, a judge had not erred in refusing the boyfriend's application to adduce evidence of the mother's apparent animosity towards her child. Relevant information had already been put before the jury and the evidence sought to be adduced added no substantial probative value to the matter in issue between the defendants.

CA (Crim Div) (Moore-Bick LJ, Silber J, Judge Cooke QC)