Have photocopier, will travel

By | 3rd November 2009

What are we coming to?

Apparently, a recent case against five men accused of starting a brawl and charged with affray was dropped last week because the CPS did not manage to complete the photocopying in time.

Six months, yes six, after the charges were brought, the CPS had not got the paperwork in order because, it was said, that “the person responsible for photocopying had been off work for an operation”.

The magistrates quite rightly said that this excuse was “not acceptable”.

I imagine the costs thrown away and the police and court time wasted will be substantial.

Should the CPS continue to experience difficulty getting its photocopying done on time or at all, I will be happy to take their call and point them in an appropriate direction!