ADMISSIBILTY OF HEARSAY EVIDENCE IN CRIMINAL TRIALS

[2013] EWCA Crim 464 [2013] EWCA Crim 464

A judge had not erred in admitting hearsay evidence in respect of a breach of a restraining order, where there was material in the agreed facts to show the want of dispute between the parties, and there was other evidence to demonstrate that overall what the victim had said, so far as relevant to the breach, could safely be held to be reliable. Evidence of bad character, demonstrating propensity, had not rendered the trial unfair.