Practice and Procedure

R v J (2011)

PUBLISHED December 20, 2011

[2011] EWCA Crim 3021

In the course of a trial of a defendant charged with cruelty towards a three-year-old child, the judge had not erred in allowing the Crown to adduce hearsay evidence of the child's allegations that the defendant had hit him. That evidence was not the sole evidence against the defendant, and nor was the case against him based upon it to a decisive degree.

CA (Crim Div) (Moses LJ, Keith J, Judge Scott-Gall)