*R v S

Criminal law – Appeal. The appellant was convicted of two counts of the rape of the complainant, his wife, on a date between 15 December 2005 and 24 January 2012. On the same occasion, he was acquitted by the jury of four other counts of the rape and one count of assault by penetration of his wife and, on the direction of the trial judge, of a sole count of common assault. He appealed against his conviction. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division held that, inter alia, the verdicts were illogically inconsistent and were, in the circumstances, unsafe.

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