Practice and Procedure

R v DP (2013)

PUBLISHED July 3, 2013

[2013] EWCA Crim 1426

A trial judge had a wide discretion as to what warning, if any, he gave to a jury in relation to a witness's alleged unreliability. In the instant case, the judge had given an adequate and appropriate warning to the jury with regard to the inconsistencies in the complainant's evidence and an admitted lie, and the offender's conviction for indecent assault and rape was safe.

CA (Crim Div) (Laws LJ, Spencer J, Haddon-Cave J)