Practice and Procedure

R v H (2012)

PUBLISHED July 11, 2012

[2012] EWCA Crim 1666

The conviction of an offender for the rape of a child under 13 was safe. The judge had not erred in allowing an "achieving best evidence" interview, at which the child's teacher was present, to be used as evidence in chief; although the police officer's questions had been of a prompting nature, they were limited, justified and the effect on the interview was not unfair.

CA (Crim Div) (Hallett LJ, Ouseley J, Field J)