ABILITY OF YOUNG CHILD TO RECOLLECT EVENTS AFTER LONG DELAY

A conviction of sexual assault on a child under the age of 13 was unsafe where the trial had been subject to a long delay and the child was so young that, because of the delay, she might not have been able to remember the incident itself and might simply have been recalling the contents of her video interview.

[2009] EWCA Crim 365