KP v HM Advocate

Solemn procedure – Fair trial – Prejudicial effect of prosecutor's conduct – Judge's charge. High Court of Justiciary: Refusing an appeal by an appellant who was convicted of the abduction, assault and rape of a 15-year-old girl and who argued that the advocate depute's cross-examination and speech to jury were so prejudicial to him that, notwithstanding the trial judge's directions to the jury, he did not receive a fair trial, the court, while expressing its disapproval of what happened, concluded that the judge's directions were adequate to cure the problem created by, amongst other things, the advocate depute's questions.

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