On Friday 13th May Cathy McCulloch won an acquittal in what turned out to be another “he said – she said” rape trial at Durham Crown Court. Cathy established in cross-examination that the one alleged independent witness could not possible have seen what she claimed to have seen, so once more the key issue was the credibility of the complainant’s and defendant’s version of events.

The jury returned a unanimous not-guilty verdict in 43 minutes.

Many thanks to the Durham Office of Chivers Solicitors for their instructions.