The defendant appealed his convictions for sexual assault, saying that details of his previous convictions should not have been admitted under the 2003 Act.
Held: The appeal succeeded. Where there was a risk of evidence of previous complaint being contaminated through collusion, the court should make that assessment first before then considering whether to admit it.
Sir Igor Judge P, Mackay, Gross JJ
Times 24-May-2006,  EWCA Crim 1079,  1 WLR 2994
England and Wales
Cited – Regina v Hanson; Regina v Gilmore; Regina v Pickstone CACD 22-Mar-2005
In each case complaint was made about the way in which the judge had dealt with applications by the Crown to bring in the defendant’s bad character as evidence of his propensity to commit the crime.
Held: The court set out the applicable . .
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Updated: 06 July 2022; Ref: scu.241659