The trial of a Pakistani student accused of causing two deaths in a road crash is going ahead despite his failure to return to the UK.Well, isn’t that just typical?
Syed Raza, 27, will be absent from the trial at Lincoln Crown Court as he is in Pakistan, a jury was told as it was sworn in on Monday.
He was allowed to fly out to his sick mother while on bail, but failed to return.
Mr Raza's visa expired while he was in Pakistan and the Border Agency prevented his return to face trial on several occasions.Say what…?
First, he’s allowed to fly out despite the authorities knowing that his visa is shortly to run out, and then, when it does, despite knowing he’s on bail, the UKBA refuse to let him back in?
Not once, either. Multiple times.
A judge ordered the Agency to allow his return and Lincolnshire Police paid £516 for his flight but Mr Raza failed to board the plane.How did Lincolnshire Police ‘pay his flight’? Have a whipround?
Or do they really mean, taxpayers paid for his flight...?
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