Allan v HM Advocate

Criminal evidence – Admissibility of evidence – Sheriff's charge. High Court of Justiciary: Allowing an appeal by an appellant who was convicted of two charges involving his having exposed himself to complainers, the court held that the jury were prevented from considering the appellant's admissions in the light of all the material evidence relating to them, the trial sheriff having erred in sustaining the Crown's objection to a line of evidence about how the appellant felt during his police interview and in directing the jury to disregard his evidence about how he felt during the interview and that that there was no challenge to the fairness of the interview.

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