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Potential jury misdirection results in conviction being referred back to the courts

Author: mreville

The Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) has referred a 2015 conviction for review by the Court of Appeal due to questions around how a judge directed the jury during the trial.

The 2015 trial saw a man (‘Mr L’) convicted of a sexual offence and sentenced to nine years in prison. The applicant’s identity has been anonymised due to it potentially identifying others in the case.

During a trial, a judge is expected to direct a jury that the significant distress of a person when giving evidence should not be interpreted as supportive of the allegation.