Shirley, Regina v: CACD 8 Nov 2013

The defendant had been convicted of several very serious sexual and physical assaults and rapes. He appealed against his conviction, saying that the judge had not fairly represented his defence to the jury. He said that the complainant had been raped, before and had suffered mental health issues, and that her evidence was inconsistent.

[2013] EWCA Crim 1990
Offences against the Person Act 1861 20
England and Wales
CitedRegina v Duncan CACD 1981
Where a defendant has not given evidence the whole of a ‘mixed’ statement, one which includes matter which is incriminating and also matter which is exculpatory, should be admitted in evidence, if it is to be admitted at all. Nevertheless, the court . .
CitedRegina v Garrod CACD 18-Oct-1986
The fact on its own that a statement contained matters that might amount to an admission, that did not make the statement a mixed statement . .
CitedRegina v Sharp (Colin) HL 1988
The defendant had been seen fleeing the area of a crime. Some days later he volunteered a statement admitting his presence in the area, but providing an innocent explanation. He did not give evidence at trial. His statement was put in by the . .
CitedRegina v Aziz; Regina v Tosun; Regina v Yorganci HL 16-Jun-1995
The defendant (one of three) relied upon his part exculpatory statement made in interview and did not give evidence. The judge said that his good character was relevant as to his own propensity, and the character of the others was relevant to their . .
CitedPapworth and Another v Regina CACD 12-Dec-2007
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