ACTUALLY WITNESSING APPELLANTS GIVE EVIDENCE IN PERSON

In appeals against conviction for offences of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, the Court of Appeal was of the view that, in its experience, where the question was of a victim’s pure credibility, there was no substitute for seeing and hearing the actual evidence first hand. Accordingly, in the circumstances, no lurking doubt could be raised as to the safety of the convictions and the appeals were dismissed.