Begg or Dreghorn v HM Advocate

Criminal evidence – Unreasonable verdict – Mutual corroboration. High Court of Justiciary: Refusing an appeal concerning whether a jury's verdicts were unreasonable by an appellant who went to trial on an indictment containing numerous charges relating to three principal complainers and was convicted of four charges (two rapes, one indecent assault and one assault) and acquitted of another thirteen charges in relation to the second complainer and convicted of all four charges (two rapes, one indecent assault and one assault) in relation to the third complainer, the court rejected the appellant's complaint that it was unreasonable for the jury to accept the second complainer's evidence on only four charges standing their apparent rejection of her evidence in respect of the other thirteen.

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