*R (on the application of Monica) v Director of Public Prosecutions

Criminal law – Prosecution. There was no merit in the grounds and challenge to defendant Director of Public Prosecutions' confirmation of an earlier decision not to prosecute the interested party, a former undercover police officer, for the offences of rape, indecent assault, procurement of sexual intercourse and misconduct in public office. The Divisional Court, in dismissing the claimant's application for judicial review, rejected her contention that the defendant had erred as a matter of law in concluding that the interested party's deception had vitiated consent.

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