The robbery trial of the man who murdered head teacher Philip Lawrence in west London in 1995 has collapsed, due to a series of delays.Oh? The Beeb – strangely – neglects to describe them:
Hold-ups in the case meant it could not conclude at Blackfriars Crown Court, central London, in the available time, the Crown Prosecution Service said.So, it seems there’s a fixed slot, and if it misses this slot, it must wait for the next one?
Is this a trial or an airplane? And why won’t the Beeb elaborate?
Well, luckily for us, the ‘Mirror’ fills in a few more details:
A judge yesterday abandoned the robbery trial of headteacher Philip Lawrence’s killer – partly because it meant he would miss his summer holiday.Ah.
It was already delayed for a funeral and because a work experience student had approached a juror./facepalm
The judge also revealed he had a holiday booked.
He told the jury: “It occurs that courts schedule cases for a week or two and they take five…that is not fair to you.”Yes, I’m sure you’re thinking only of them…