R v Bryan

Criminal law – Trial. The defendant was convicted of three counts, including attempted rape, in respect of an attack on a female complainant at a park. The issue on his appeal against conviction was whether the judge had erred in dismissing a submission of no case to answer where, it was contended, there was insufficient evidence of the required intent for the case to go before the jury. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in dismissing the appeal, held that the judge had been fully entitled to reach the conclusion that he had. There had been sufficient evidence to warrant the case being considered by the jury.

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