Appeal from conviction on charge of harassment. Accused testified and denied the offence. Trial judge concluded as follows: “I do not accept the accused’s version … It does not cause me any doubt, and I’m satisfied that the Crown, through the complainant and Constable Howell, has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused made the phone calls.”

Held: Appeal dismissed.

In the above passage the trial judge applied the W(D) test. “At best the argument is that the reasons might have been more detailed, but they do meet the standard in R v Sheppard.”

P. Royal – Defence Counsel