Criminal law – Appeal. It could not be said, by reference to the charges on the indictment for rape, that the jury had to have been satisfied of the facts necessary to support a conviction for buggery and s 7(2)(b) of the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 precluded the court from ordering a retrial in the case. Accordingly, the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, quashed the defendant's conviction and sentence for two rape offences, but the remaining sentence of 18 years' imprisonment for nine counts of indecent assault on males, including children, was not disturbed.