Friday, 23 May 2014

"An interpreter could not be arranged"
23 May 2014

[…] “After hearing that the defendant had a poor understanding of English and an interpreter could not be arranged for the hearing the district judge refused to take a plea. Prosecutor Judy Morris made an application for Ferrara to be remanded in custody saying that the defendant had previously left the country while the police investigation was being conducted.
“At the time of the offence he was working for Tamburino in Yeovil and he is not local and does not have any local ties,” she said.
The case was adjourned until Tuesday May 27 for an interpreter to be present and for the defendant to enter a plea to the allegation.
In the meantime he was remanded in custody after an application by the defence for him to be released on bail was rejected.” […]

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