Practice and Procedure

R v HN (2011)

PUBLISHED March 29, 2011

[2011] EWCA Crim 730

In a trial for seven sex offences against three complainants the judge had not been required to direct the jury about the risk of collusion or innocent contamination between the complainants where there was no issue of cross-admissibility of evidence on the separate counts, the defence was simply that the complainants had lied and neither the evidence nor argument had raised the issue of innocent contamination.

CA (Crim Div) (Pitchford LJ, Treacy J, Judge Kramer QC)