EWCA Crim 2784
A lies direction was only necessary in relation to a defendant when there was a risk of a jury concluding that a defendant had lied and might wrongly draw an adverse inference of guilt from the mere fact he had done so. It was unnecessary for a judge to give a further specific direction as to a complainant's lies where the inconsistency had been set out. Further there was no basis for considering the verdict unsafe because no such direction in relation to a complainant was given.
CA (Crim Div) (Mance LJ, Douglas Brown J, Mitchell J)