Coronavirus lockdown: Defendants sent home from Leeds Magistrates’ Court


Defendants who have turned up to have their cases read at Leeds Magistrates’ Court docket this early morning are remaining despatched property.

Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 11: 08 am


Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 11: 09 am

Situations involving defendants who are not in custody are becoming adjourned to dates nevertheless to be fixed owing to the coronavirus lockdown.

Custody situations for defendants on remand have been this early morning (March 24) still staying dealt with in court just one.

Court workers turned defendants answering bail absent at the entrance doorway to the courts and instructed them they would be notified of the adjournment day.

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District decide Charlotte Holland – sitting in courtroom four at Leeds Magistrates’ Courtroom – stated defendants ready outdoors courtroom for their conditions to be read must be despatched property.

She stated: “I imagine we are adjourning the situations off. Justice will abide by.

“In the remarkable instances we cannot offer with them right now. We merely do not know how issues are likely to transform out.”

A HM Courts and Tribunal Company be aware in courtroom 4, which is headed ‘Magistrates’ Courtroom improvements 24/3/20′, reads: “This court docket will only listen to urgent scenarios these days (Overnight.custody and prisoner creation.).

“Functions included in all other hearings should really not show up at court docket except if contacted specifically.

“You may be notified of new hearing date. Where ideal, existing bail ailments will implement.”

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