Reilly v HM Advocate

Criminal evidence and procedure – Mutual corroboration – Moorov doctrine. High Court of Justiciary: In an appeal by an appellant who was convicted of a number charges involving physical and sexual assaults on women who were in relationships with him when the offences were committed, and which concerned the extent to which the doctrine of mutual corroboration could properly be applied where there was a long lapse of time between the relevant charges, the court concluded that there was insufficient evidence available to provide corroboration of the evidence led in support of the charges of physical assault but it refused the appeal in relation to four of the five of charges of sexual assault.

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