[2012] EWCA Crim 2689

A conviction for making a threat to kill was rendered unsafe by the cumulative effect of the judge's failure to sum up the complainant's cross-examination or to make any point in favour of the defence against her evidence; the judge's conduct in curtailing the cross-examination without good reason; and the admission of bad character evidence without a clear direction to the jury that they had to be sure about the facts underlying a previous offence before acting on it.

CA (Crim Div) (Treacy LJ, Mackay J, Judge McCreath)


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