Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of ANDREW THORNHILL (Claimant)) v UXBRIDGE MAGISTRATES' COURT (Defendant) & CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE (Interested party) (2008)

PUBLISHED March 3, 2008

[2008] EWHC 508 (Admin)

A magistrates' court had erred in allowing the Crown to amend an existing information and to lay a fresh information before it after the six-month time limit under the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 s.127 had elapsed, as the fresh charge did not arise from the same misdoing as the original offence.

QBD (Admin) (Silber J)