ADMISSIBILITY OF HEARSAY EVIDENCE WHERE WITNESS NOT COMPELLABLE

[2008] EWCA Crim 973 [2008] EWCA Crim 973

There were no grounds for finding that convictions of rape and indecent assault were unsafe where a statement given by the appellant’s wife, implicating her husband, was admitted under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 s.114 after the trial judge had ruled that the wife was not a compellable witness against her husband under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 s.80.