Practice and Procedure

R v DF (2011)

PUBLISHED September 30, 2011

[2011] EWCA Crim 2168

A conviction for sexual assault was unsafe where the trial judge failed to give adequate jury directions as to whether the evidence of a former girlfriend of the accused as to an alleged incident of sexual assault was sufficient to constitute proof of a propensity by the accused to commit further sexual offences some five years later against a different former girlfriend.

CA (Crim Div) (Pitchford LJ, Tugendhat J, Griffith Williams J)