Courts

Leaking sewer pipe brings Old Bailey to a halt

Justice has been brought to a standstill at the Old Bailey after a leak forced plumbers to turn off the water. Two juries in retirement, the first in a serious assault case and the second in a murder trial, were sent home early. Many of the other cases being heard in the building’s 18 courtrooms […]

THE CASE OF THE ONE-LEGGED LOW RISK LIFER!

A prisoner serving a life sentence for the murder of a teenager and the rape and kidnap of an estate agent two decades ago today told a High Court judge that he was “now … only a low risk”. Michael Sams explained to Mr Justice Ouseley, during a High Court hearing in London, how the […]

‘SUPERGRASS’ SYSTEM TO BE INVESTIGATED

Two loyalist supergrasses in Northern Ireland were interviewed 330 times by police before their evidence was used in a trial, Northern Ireland’s justice minister said. The supergrass system of offering lower sentences to criminals in exchange for information was widely criticised after the acquittal last week of 12 men, nine charged with the murder of […]

Rumbled at the Bailey?

A man dressed in court attire to impersonate a lawyer so he could represent a friend he met while in prison, a court heard today. David Sydney Evans was rumbled when he appeared at Plymouth Crown Court in August 2010 on behalf of cannabis producer Terry Moss – who had twice sacked his legal teams. The […]