FG v HM Advocate

Criminal evidence – Appeal – Fresh evidence. High Court of Justiciary: Refusing an appeal against conviction by an appellant who was convicted of using lewd, indecent and libidinous practices towards a child, then aged between 7 and 11 years, on numerous occasions between December 1999 and August 2003, an appeal based on fresh evidence from the estranged husband of the complainer's mother, in particular a statement by her after the trial that 'I got my revenge', the court was quite unable to say that the verdict of the jury, reached in ignorance of any of the evidence in question must be regarded as a miscarriage of justice.

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