Practice and Procedure

R v MM (2011)

PUBLISHED May 20, 2011

[2011] EWCA Crim 1291

A judge's decision to discharge a jury in a rape trial to enable the defendant to consider his position had been made for appropriate reasons and in the interests of justice where the defendant had the defence of insanity open to him but chose to rely on the defence of consent.

CA (Crim Div) (Pitchford LJ, Cooke J, Judge Nicholas Cooke QC (Recorder of Cardiff))