In the Media

Terror cases 'too complex', says DPP

PUBLISHED May 20, 2004

Prosecutors are being forced to drop cases against terror suspects because some cases are so complex they cannot be brought to court within the strict time limits, the Director of Public Prosecutions said yesterday.

"We've lost cases from time to time because we haven't been able to prepare them within what the court felt was a reasonable time because of the bulk of material involved," Ken Macdonald told MPs and peers on the joint human rights committee.