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    • missile
    • By missile 17th Apr 17, 1:43 PM
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    • 17th Apr 17, 1:43 PM
    disCOURTeous 17th Apr 17 at 1:43 PM

    I witnessed an incident, reported it to the Police and gave a witness statement.
    I received a citation from CPFS, instructing me to attend no later than 09.30. I duly attended @ 09.20on the appointed day to be told you are very early. The court doesn't open until 10.00.
    At 11.30, I was told that the case had been cancelled as defendant's solicitor had not turned up. No apology for my wasted appearance.
    I have received another citation giving a new court date, when I shall be on holiday. The paperwork tells me that
    I must submit evidence that I have a holiday booked for consideration by CPFS. Only if they give permission will I be excused and if I do not appear a warrant will be issued for my arrest.
    I appreciate that it is important, but stating I am on holiday should be good enough. I object to being required to give evidence to prove I am not being dishonest and the threatening tone of their communication.

    What would happen if I had no evidence to give? For example, if I was attending a funeral, going camping/ caravanning or had arranged to stay with a friend or relative in the UK.

    I now understand why Joe Public are often deaf, dumb and blind and walk on by when they witness an incident.
    Last edited by missile; 17-04-2017 at 3:30 PM.
    "A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
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    • ARandomMiser
    • By ARandomMiser 21st Apr 17, 6:50 PM
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    I feel for you OP.
    The courts have no respect for anyone but themselves and work based on total arrogance. I hope they get their act together and you get away on your holuday.
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