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

Discussion in '2010's Missing' started by imamaze, Oct 12, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. imamaze

    imamaze Former Member

    Messages:
    21,138
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  2. Loading...


  3. Amber34

    Amber34 New Member

    Messages:
    840
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  4. Clutchbag

    Clutchbag New Member

    Messages:
    1,358
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Elainera
    Registered User
    *
    Join Date: Oct 2012
    Location: India
    Posts: 15
    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)?
    --------

    Just bringing this over from the closed thread.
     
  5. LegallyBrunette

    LegallyBrunette New Member

    Messages:
    1,777
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0

    I typed an answer and it didn't go through because the thread was closed :banghead: 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.
     
  6. jaldy80

    jaldy80 New Member

    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'm confused even more now. What does all that mean?
     
  7. bijoux

    bijoux New Member

    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  8. cluciano63

    cluciano63 Active Member

    Messages:
    37,933
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Sounds like the defense did NOT say there was no case to answer. So the case will proceed. Just my take on it.
     
  9. LegallyBrunette

    LegallyBrunette New Member

    Messages:
    1,777
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Exactly right, all answered on the closed thread.
     
  10. Clutchbag

    Clutchbag New Member

    Messages:
    1,358
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    It was the last post on thread number 3 before it was closed. Thanks
    Legally Brunnette and Cluciano.
     
  11. Clio

    Clio New Member

    Messages:
    2,614
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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?
     
  12. Elainera

    Elainera Active Member

    Messages:
    9,277
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Thanks for copying my question over here and for explaining it!
     
  13. jaldy80

    jaldy80 New Member

    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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.
     
  14. Clutchbag

    Clutchbag New Member

    Messages:
    1,358
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Yes, sorry, I didnt think I could quote it to appear exactly as it appeared with the thread being closed.
     
  15. LegallyBrunette

    LegallyBrunette New Member

    Messages:
    1,777
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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.
     
  16. PADDYWHACK

    PADDYWHACK New Member

    Messages:
    411
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    This piece of news really confuses me.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukn...rk-Bridger-was-at-school-parents-evening.html
     
  17. LegallyBrunette

    LegallyBrunette New Member

    Messages:
    1,777
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Quote:
    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.

    Me too.
     
  18. PADDYWHACK

    PADDYWHACK New Member

    Messages:
    411
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Odd isn't it? The press are saying she vanished from outside her house while her mother went inside to make tea, but the council confirm them all to be at a parents evening with April playing outside the school on her bike.
     
  19. Clutchbag

    Clutchbag New Member

    Messages:
    1,358
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  20. cluciano63

    cluciano63 Active Member

    Messages:
    37,933
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    I'm pretty sure LE knows who was where when. The media tends to run with what they hear first and sometimes never come back to correct bad info.
     
  21. Clutchbag

    Clutchbag New Member

    Messages:
    1,358
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I don't think the council were saying that. It is the way the journo has continued writing that could make one read that into that.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice