Norwich’s most senior judge yesterday summoned prison bosses to court to explain why a drugs baron was on home leave just 13 months into a six year sentence.Heh! I bet that caused a few 'brown trouser' moments...
He was due before Judge Jacobs yesterday for a hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act as Norfolk Constabulary attempts to claw back the proceeds of the 35-year-old’s crimes./facepalm
Rafiq, from Dudley, managed five cannabis farms in Norwich and several in the Midlands capable of turning over £1m a year.
But Norwich Prison, where Rafiq is serving a six-year sentence, appeared unaware that he was due in court.
Judge Jacobs also produced a letter he had been sent from Rafiq’s solicitors excusing their client from the court hearing because he had “other commitments”.Perhaps they, and Norwich Prison staff, should be in the dock as well?
He said: “It is quite clear this must be in breach of every rule of the Barrister’s Code of Conduct.”
H/T: Dave Ward via email