Practice and Procedure

R v S (2010)

PUBLISHED June 29, 2010

[2010] EWCA Crim 1579

In the trial of a husband for the rape of his estranged wife, the judge had correctly refused to allow the defence to cross-examine the complainant as to the date when consensual intercourse had last taken place as that was not so relevant to the issue of consent as to endanger the fairness of the trial.

CA (Crim Div) (Pitchford LJ, Mackay J, Davis J)