Practice and Procedure

R v PETER R (2001)

PUBLISHED December 19, 2001

[2001] EWCA Crim 2844

Although a trial judge should have exercised his discretion and allowed the defence to cross-examine the complainant, who had made allegations of rape and indecent assault, in relation to a matter pursuant to the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 s.41(5), that error did not render the trial unfair because the matter was not central to the defence case.

CA (Crim Div) (Waller LJ, Rougier J, Stanley Burnton J)