This permission to appeal case dealt with the interesting issue of what to do with the evidence of acquittals before a previous jury .
Clearly a Defendant cannot be re-tried for the original offences and it remains perfectly permissible to use the evidence relating to those allegations to support the new prosecution by way of Bad Character Evidence , it was always such even under the Common Law Similar Fact principles .
The Court applied R v Hajdarmataj EWCA Crim 303 and agreed with the Judges ruling that the evidence was admissible , as it was important explanatory evidence pursuant to101(1)(c) of the 2003 Act.
Defence Counsel could cross examine about any inconsistencies but not the fact of the acquittal themselves . As such the transcripts should be made avialable to aid that cross examination .