Practice and Procedure

R v Z (2009)

PUBLISHED January 23, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 20

Convictions for rape and indecent assault were quashed where the Crown's reliance on hearsay evidence of bad character in the form of statements containing allegations of rape had circumvented the restrictions on hearsay evidence in the Criminal Justice Act 2003.

CA (Crim Div) (Stanley Burnton LJ, Gross J, Royce J)