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Thursday, 29 July 2021

"the interpreter was not available"

 https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/grimsby-news/grimsby-mum-two-accused-murdering-5715776

29 July 2021

 

[…] Krolikowska, who has long dark hair, was supposed to have been helped by a Polish interpreter but this did not happen because the interpreter was not available until later in the morning.

Her barrister, Lisa Hardy, said that this was not a problem because Krolikowska's English had improved while she had been in custody and she would be able to follow the proceedings. […]

Mrs Hardy added that paperwork in the case was in the process of being translated into Polish for Krolikowska.

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Case adjourned

 https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/crime/serious-injury-a11-case-adjourned-8168144

21 July 2021

 

[…]  But the case was adjourned until August 5 as the interpreter had not been booked for long enough to cover the hearing.

 

Saturday, 10 July 2021

Judge criticises court translation service

 https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/crime/judge-david-pugh-court-translation-service-criticism-8134364

10 July 2021

Judge criticises court translation service

A judge has criticised a court translation service - after a case had to be adjourned because a Romanian interpreter failed to attend.

Judge David Pugh complained that he had been forced to adjourn a number of cases because translators had not turned up to hearings at Ipswich Crown Court.

Prosecutor David Wilson said it was not the first time it had happened in this particular case.

Judge Pugh adjourned the case of Dudel Pitigoi to July 16 and said: “I will stress the importance of ensuring an interpreter will turn up."[…]

Thursday, 8 July 2021

"lack of an interpreter"

https://www.greenocktelegraph.co.uk/news/19422744.trial-delay-greenock-woman-charged-assaulting-portuguese-boyfriend/

8th July 2021

A Greenock woman charged with assaulting her Portuguese boyfriend and placing his mum and sister in a state of fear and alarm after allegedly brandishing a blade has had her trial postponed at the sheriff court due to a lack of an interpreter. […]