Practice and Procedure

R v DEVRON POPE (2010)

PUBLISHED July 21, 2010

[2010] EWCA Crim 2113

A defendant's conviction was unsafe where his principal accuser had been allowed to give her evidence from behind a screen and he had not seen a clear image of her face. He had been deprived of the opportunity of assessing whether he recognised her and whether she was someone who might have had a reason to wrongly implicate him.

CA (Crim Div) (Laws LJ, Christopher Clarke J, Judge Gilbart QC)