Practice and Procedure

R v SARA-JANE MCC (2010)

PUBLISHED July 6, 2010

[2010] EWCA Crim 1197

A conviction for wilfully assaulting a child under the age of 16 was unsafe where a judge had refused to admit evidence of the bad character of the principal prosecution witness and had exceeded the permissible ambit of his case management powers.

CA (Crim Div) (Hooper LJ, Gross J, Judge Moss QC)