Practice and Procedure

R v K (2006)

PUBLISHED March 17, 2006

The correct test for determining the admissibility of video-recorded evidence of a child was that provided for by R v Hanton (2005) EWCA Crim 2009 of whether a reasonable jury properly directed could be sure that the witness had given a credible and accurate account on the video tape, notwithstanding any breaches of the relevant guidance for conducting interviews. It was possible for a court to consider other evidence that might corroborate the videoed evidence, but such consideration should be undertaken with considerable care.

[2006] EWCA Crim 472