R v V
Published on 01/03/2019
Led in a 2 weeks trial in relation to violent spree by an Hungarian immigrant. The defendant faced 5 allegations of rape, 2 on the 1st complainant who was the 2nd complainant’s mother and 3 allegations in relation to that second complainant. The defendant was also facing an allegation of attempted murder with S.18 in the alternative and an offence of kidnap in relation to the 2nd complainant. There were further allegations of threats to kill, possession of an offensive weapon and a wounding when the defendant stabbed the manager of the Dominos pizza who was attempting to protect the 2nd complainant. The defendant was extremely volatile and a certificate was only granted the Friday prior to the start of trial.