Donegan v HM Advocate

Criminal evidence and procedure – Mutual corroboration – Moorov doctrine – Unreasonable verdict. High Court of Justiciary: Refusing an appeal by an appellant who was convicted of the rape of two complainers and the stalking of one of them, the Crown relying on the application of the Moorov doctrine in respect of both charges of rape, the court rejected contentions that the Moorov doctrine was not applicable as the incidents were so different in nature and circumstances as to render it unavailable, and that one complainer's evidence was so full of contradictions that no reasonable jury properly directed could have convicted.

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