Practice and Procedure

R v MARK LAMB (2007)

PUBLISHED July 18, 2007

[2007] EWCA Crim 1766

A schoolteacher's convictions for sexual activity with two 17-year-old students as an abuse of his position of trust were unsafe as the judge had failed properly to direct the jury as to the risk of innocent contamination when considering the cross-admissibility of the complainants' evidence even though on the evidence there had plainly been room for concern about such a risk.

CA (Crim Div) (Rix LJ, Ramsey J, Stewart QC)