17 October 2006
The case was adjourned today. Alan Lodge's lawyers had asked the Crown Prosecution
Service to return the memory card for his camera, since it contains information
of use to his defence. The CPS has not done so.
The next scheduled date is 9.45am on 5 March 2007. As Alan notes, "That's two
weeks shy of a whole year after my arrest on 18 March 2006."
This left "my barrister, supporters, the General Secretary and Freelance Organiser
of the NUJ, people from other NUJ branches, my Branch Chair from
Nottingham NUJ, a Channel 4 camera crew, six police officers in their Number One
uniforms and assorted others" having made a wasted journey.