Why the high-profile collapse of rape trials is horrifying for victims

Why the high-profile collapse of rape trials is horrifying for victims
 

The former lord chief justice has warned that the high-profile collapse of rape cases is devastating to victims.
Lord Judge, who was the most senior judge in England and Wales between 2008 and 2013, describes recent failings as ‘alarming’ and has expressed concerns they could lead juries to doubt whether they have been presented with all relevant evidence.
His comments come after errors led to sexual assault charges against Oxford University student Oliver Mears, 19, being dropped just days before his trial.
Lord Judge told The Times: ‘The recent examples in cases involving alleged sexual... read more

 
20 January 2018 in Hot News, Views: 41
Source: Metro
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