ADMISSIBILITY OF PREVIOUS CONSISTENT STATEMENT IN RE EXAMINATION

[2003] EWCA Crim 3214 [2003] EWCA Crim 3214

The judge had erred in allowing the prosecution to re-examine the mother of a complainant in order to establish the consistency of the complaint with the complainant’s testimony, but that error did not render the subsequent convictions for indecent assault unsafe. However, the sentences imposed had been manifestly excessive.