This morning, 10 am, I received notification from my solicitor that I am no longer required to attend tomorrow’s hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court.
Apologies for any inconvenience to those of you who may be travelling to London specially for the occasion.
A brief explanation is in order.
During the last hearing in July, District Judge Zani set two dates, October 4th and 25th. The latter was originally intended for legal argument. Tomorrow’s hearing was intended to clarify counsels’ position regards the prosecution expert witness statement relating to whether or not sharing a hyperlink constitutes sending an offensive message under the 2003 Communications Act.
In court, I was told by the judge that although I was not obliged to attend on the 4th, I was welcome to do so if I so wished.
However, shortly after July’s hearing, I received a hard copy summons by post to my address for the hearing of October 4th. As I have not yet been asked to enter a plea concerning the new charges brought against me by the Crown, my assumption was that I had been summonsed for this purpose. Last week, my solicitor confirmed that I would be required to attend.
Now, a day before the scheduled hearing, the judge has declared that I am no longer required to attend.
As I am already in London, I shall nevertheless be at the rendez-vous point tomorrow morning to meet anyone who made the effort to come and support me.
The coffee is on me!
Next hearing will be October 25th (possible trial that day or to be scheduled at a later date depending on the outcome of legal arguments).
Thank you for your ongoing support which is truly appreciated.
Kind regards to all,