Practice and Procedure

R v JENESON (2005)

PUBLISHED July 27, 2005

When giving directions on similar fact evidence what was essential was that those directions assisted the jury sufficiently to ensure that they did not make inappropriate use of the evidence of any one witness to support the evidence of another. In the circumstances the judge had given clear directions on supporting witnesses, the absence of collusion and similarity and his approach was pragmatic, fair and helpful such that the appellant's convictions were safe.

[2005] EWCA Crim 1984