R v Xie

Criminal law – Appeal. The defendant was convicted of rape of a 15 year old girl. The Criminal Cases Review Commission referred the case to the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, relying fresh medical evidence which criticised the evidence of the prosecution's expert at trial that the complainant's injury was diagnostic of penetrative sex. The court, in dismissing the appeal, held that the fresh evidence, whilst capable of belief, did not render the conviction unsafe.

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