Late Disclosure of Evidence by PPS leads to Acquittal in Rape Trial at Belfast Crown Court

The failure of the Public Prosecution Service to disclose relevant critical evidence to a defence team until immediately before a trial led to a directed acquittal in a rape trial in February 2020. Chris McCann, a senior solicitor with Harte Coyle Collins, Solicitors & Advocates, Belfast, confirmed today that his client was acquitted this month…