Practice and Procedure

R v M (2008)

PUBLISHED November 26, 2008

[2008] EWCA Crim 2787

Although a judge had failed to give appropriate warnings and directions to a jury where a prosecution witness had given her evidence-in-chief but had not been cross-examined, the issues in question could be tested by means other than cross-examination and did not depend entirely on who was to be believed; in the circumstances, it was clear that the defendant had had proper opportunity to challenge what the witness had said.

CA (Crim Div) (Moses LJ, Cranston J, Sir Christopher Holland)