Collapsed sex trials could hamper convictions, says Lord Judge

Collapsed sex trials could hamper convictions, says Lord Judge
 

The collapse of a series of prominent rape trials could deter juries from convicting in genuine cases, a former lord chief justice has warned.
Lord Judge, the most senior judge in England and Wales between 2008 and 2013, said juries may lack confidence in the evidence presented to them.
He told The Times that recent cases of collapsed trials were "alarming".
In one case, rape charges were dropped against Oliver Mears, 19, on the eve of his trial on the basis of new evidence.
Oxford University student Mr Mears had spent two years on bail, but was spared a trial after a diary which... read more

 
20 January 2018 in Regional, Views: 41
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