R v Scully

Jury – Verdict. The defendant was convicted by majority of assault by penetration of the vagina, but acquitted of attempted rape and assault by anal penetration. He appealed against conviction. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in dismissing the appeal, held that there was a clear and sensible explanation that rendered the verdicts consistent. Further, the conviction was not vitiated because the judge had given a direction in accordance with R v Watson ([1988] 1 All ER 897) at the same time as a majority direction.

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