R v Mayende and others

Criminal law – Sexual offences. The defendants appealed against their convictions for kidnapping, sexual assault, theft and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and the sentences of seven and eight years' imprisonment imposed. The Court Martial Appeal Court, in dismissing the appeals, held that the prosecution's failure to record and retain records had not rendered the convictions unsafe, and none of the defendants' challenges had had any material impact on the safety of the convictions. Further, the sentences had not offended the totality principle.

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