Practice and Procedure

R V M (2001)

PUBLISHED July 3, 2001

[2001] EWCA Crim 1644

Cross-examination of a rape victim on prior consensual sexual intercourse with the defendant's brother was not allowed under s.41 Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 where the defendant's position would not be improved by allowing the cross-examination and the questioning proposed would have been inconsistent with the policy of s.41 of the 1999 Act.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Woolf of Barnes LCJ, Wright J, Grigson J)