All current rape and serious sexual assault cases in England and Wales are to be reviewed “as a matter of urgency” to ensure evidence has been disclosed.
Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders warned the review could see “a number of cases” dropped.
It comes after the collapse of several rape trials because evidence had not been shared with defence lawyers.
BBC legal correspondent Clive Coleman said there had been a failure to share digital evidence in each of the cases.
On that basic principle of 10 guilty go free rather than one innocent get jugged, shouldn’t we be devoting some resources to those serving sentences?