Practice and Procedure

R V M (2004)

PUBLISHED July 6, 2004

[2004] EWCA Crim 2085

Where the defendant was facing trial for various sexual and assault offences, the judge was wrong to exclude as collateral evidence, evidence from a defence witness that she had been offered money in return for evidence detrimental to the defendant. That evidence went to the issue of whether the victims were offered financial inducements to give evidence. Whilst the judge had erred the resulting convictions could not be considered unsafe.

CA (Crim Div) (Keene LJ, Moses J, Keith J)