Peter Marrable was summonsed to court for speeding. The allegation was that he had driven at 72mph in a temporary 50mph zone.
The police produced evidence of the speed from a ‘Trucam’ device that was approved, calibrated and operating correctly.
Mr Marrable produced evidence from a GPS tracker that was fitted to his company vehicle. The tracker showed a speed of 53-54mph.
There has been much media talk recently about how there can be a prosecution without a victim, or without cooperation from the victim or chief witness.
The starting point is that no prosecution can go ahead unless there is a realistic prospect of conviction. However, the way the prosecution case is formulated remains a matter for the Crown Prosecution to decide.
There are a number of common...Read More
A new series on Netflix, ‘The Stranger‘, is receiving rave reviews, with viewers keen to discover the secret being kept from lawyer Adam Price, as the search continues for his missing wife. There are many sub-plots along the way, including the blackmail of several individuals keen to suppress unsavoury stories making their way into the public domain.
What is...Read More
Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, has written to NHS staff voicing his concern in relation to the use of violence against emergency workers. Hancock’s approach mirrors that taken last year by police chiefs worried about the rise in violence used towards police officers.
Why is it needed?
Last year’s NHS Staff Survey revealed that 15% of NHS staff and 34% of...Read More