ADMISSABILITY

[2006] EWHC 1376 (Admin) [2006] EWHC 1376 (Admin)

A magistrates’ court’s reliance on hearsay evidence that had been excised from a witness statement was insufficient to vitiate its decision to convict an individual for common assault and criminal damage, as its decision was based on its preference for the evidence of the victim of the crimes rather than that of the individual.

[2004] EWCA Crim 50 [2004] EWCA Crim 50

A conviction for rape was unsafe where a medical expert who had given evidence had been discredited and new medical evidence indicated that the victim’s anal injury was capable of a number of explanations other than penile penetration.

[2002] EWCA Crim 251 [2002] EWCA Crim 251

An identification of a suspect at an identification parade was not invalidated because the volunteers wore hats or used make-up or by a witness’ request for the removal of a hat. However, if possible the wearing of hats on an identification parade should be avoided where hats had not been worn during the offence.