Practice and Procedure

R v MW (2008)

PUBLISHED November 28, 2008

[2008] EWCA Crim 3091

A conviction for indecent assault was quashed where the judge had not given an adequate good character direction, an adequate direction regarding the long delay between the alleged assaults and the date of complaint to the police, or an adequate Lucas direction and where he had not sufficiently summarised the defence case in his summing up.

CA (Crim Div) (Sir Anthony May (President QB), Simon J, Blake J)