Regina v Ryder: CACD 16 Mar 1993

Where there is any suggestion that similar fact evidence might be affected by collusion, it may be appropriate for the judge to hold a voir dire. The rationale of similar fact evidence is that two or more people do not make up or mistakenly make similar allegations against the same person independently of each other.


Times 16-Mar-1993, [1994] 98 Crim App R 242

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CitedRegina v Venn CACD 1-Feb-2003
The defendant appealed convictions for sexual assault against four young girls.
Held: The admissibility of ‘similar fact’ evidence depends upon the degree of its relevance. If only suggests propensity it is inadmissible. If it goes further and . .
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Updated: 10 April 2022; Ref: scu.87660