My case management hearing will now be on Friday 13th October at Durham Crown Court. Be there for 9:30am. That will be six months to the day after it took them seven hours to charge me on the back of a single pair of fingerprints that has still never turned up. At the plea hearing, they had not even uploaded the file for the judge, since there was nothing in it for him to see. He was not impressed.
I am on Legal Aid, the rare award of which these days speaks for itself about how the outside world sees this whole business. So every part of this entire process, if it can be so described, is being paid for out of the public purse. It is absolutely scandalous.