Practice and Procedure

R V S (2004)

PUBLISHED May 25, 2004

[2004] EWCA Crim 1320

The judge had given an inadequate direction in relation to evidence of recent complaint in failing to draw the jury's attention to inconsistencies in that evidence. In the light of the importance of that evidence on the respective credibility of the complainant and the appellant, it could not be said that the appellant's conviction was safe.

CA (Crim Div) (Thomas LJ, Holland J, Judge Michael Baker QC)