View Full Version : What about the rest?

27th Jan 2018, 12:26
All current rape cases to be 'urgently' reviewed over disclosure fearsAll current rape and serious sexual assault cases in England and Wales are to be reviewed "as a matter of urgency" to ensure evidence has been disclosed.

Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders warned the review could see "a number of cases" dropped.

It comes after the collapse of several rape trials because evidence had not been shared with defence lawyers.

BBC legal correspondent Clive Coleman said there had been a failure to share digital evidence in each of the cases.

Attorney General Jeremy Wright said there was no evidence of "widespread malpractice or dishonesty", but police and prosecutors needed to get to grips with the way they handled electronic evidence.

That is all well and good but what about the cases who have already reached a verdict and the guys are locked up? - after all if there is a possibility of error/mistakes/fraud in the cases still ongoing then surely all those that went before are subject to the same concerns..

from the BBC