Practice and Procedure

R V P (2004)

PUBLISHED April 28, 2004

[2004] EWCA Crim 1157

Where a defendant was standing trial for rape and a juror disclosed she had on an earlier occasion been raped, and the man accused had been acquitted, there was no reason for the juror to be disqualified. The judge had failed to give a proper good character direction and in the circumstances that rendered the conviction unsafe.

CA (Crim Div) (Pill LJ, Poole J, Sir Charles Mantell)