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    UK - April Jones, 5, Machynlleth, Wales, 1 October 2012 #4 *M. Bridger guilty*

    This is why the UK should adopt the Amber Alert system

    April Jones was last seen playing on her bicycle with friends near her home in the town around 7:30 BST on Monday.

    She was seen getting into a light coloured van which then drove off.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-19795761



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    UK (Wales) - April Jones, 5, Machynlleth, Wales, 01 Oct 2012 *ARREST MADE* - #4

    Please continue here...

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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by LegallyBrunette
    He had defence counsel (John Hedgecoe) who did not submit to Justice Griffith-Williams that there was no case to answer.

    http://www.cambrian-news.co.uk/news/i/27529/
    What does that mean (the bolded text)?
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    Just bringing this over from the closed thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clutchbag View Post
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by LegallyBrunette
    He had defence counsel (John Hedgecoe) who did not submit to Justice Griffith-Williams that there was no case to answer.

    http://www.cambrian-news.co.uk/news/i/27529/
    What does that mean (the bolded text)?
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    Just bringing this over from the closed thread.

    I typed an answer and it didn't go through because the thread was closed Answer was basically - If police did not have sufficient evidence to make the charges the legal rep for MB would have put it to the court that there was no case to answer. He did not do that. Another poster suggested the charges were to avoid the accused being released, but police still have to satisfy court that there is a basis to the charges at the first (committal) hearing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clutchbag View Post
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by LegallyBrunette
    He had defence counsel (John Hedgecoe) who did not submit to Justice Griffith-Williams that there was no case to answer.

    http://www.cambrian-news.co.uk/news/i/27529/
    What does that mean (the bolded text)?
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    Just bringing this over from the closed thread.
    I'm confused even more now. What does all that mean?

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    Sounds like the defense did NOT say there was no case to answer. So the case will proceed. Just my take on it.
    Just my opinion, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cluciano63 View Post
    Sounds like the defense did NOT say there was no case to answer. So the case will proceed. Just my take on it.
    Exactly right, all answered on the closed thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaldy80 View Post
    I'm confused even more now. What does all that mean?
    It was the last post on thread number 3 before it was closed. Thanks
    Legally Brunnette and Cluciano.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LegallyBrunette View Post
    I typed an answer and it didn't go through because the thread was closed Answer was basically - If police did not have sufficient evidence to make the charges the legal rep for MB would have put it to the court that there was no case to answer. He did not do that. Another poster suggested the charges were to avoid the accused being released, but police still have to satisfy court that there is a basis to the charges at the first (committal) hearing.
    If there wasn't enough evidence to satisfy the CPS nobody would have been charged. Nobody would have had to appear in a court at all.

    Isn't no case to answer used after all evidence in a trial has been heard and the defence asks the judge to dismiss the case?


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    Thanks for copying my question over here and for explaining it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clutchbag View Post
    It was the last post on thread number 3 before it was closed. Thanks
    Legally Brunnette and Cluciano.
    Ah right I see what's happened now. You didn't know how to quote the post so you copied and pasted, I couldn't work it out before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaldy80 View Post
    Ah right I see what's happened now. You didn't know how to quote the post so you copied and pasted, I couldn't work it out before.
    Yes, sorry, I didnt think I could quote it to appear exactly as it appeared with the thread being closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clio View Post
    If there wasn't enough evidence to satisfy the CPS nobody would have been charged. Nobody would have had to appear in a court at all.

    Isn't no case to answer used after all evidence in a trial has been heard and the defence asks the judge to dismiss the case?
    It is a safeguard for the accused at the beginning - otherwise there could be unjustified charges laid and lack of evidence not discovered until the expense of a trial and damage to reputation of accused.

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    This piece of news really confuses me.

    Powys county council confirmed that Mr Bridger attended a parents’ evening at the primary school in Machynlleth, where his own daughter and April are pupils.
    April’s parents, Coral and Paul, were reportedly still at the parents’ evening when April, who was playing outside on her bicycle, disappeared.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...s-evening.html

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