Crash charge is dropped

Daily Echo: Crash charge is dropped Crash charge is dropped

A CHARGE of causing death by careless driving against a woman has been dropped.

Angela Rawson, 56, of Northmore Road, Locks Heath, had denied the charge earlier this month, and prosecutors offered no evidence at Portsmouth Crown Court yesterday.

She had been charged following the death of motorcyclist Marcus Lowbridge, 20, from Locks Heath, in Hunts Pond Road on March 10 last year.

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7:48am Fri 18 Jan 13

Niel says...

I wonder why?
I wonder why? Niel
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8:40am Fri 18 Jan 13

hulla baloo says...

Niel wrote:
I wonder why?
No evidence, so cant be proven guilty.
[quote][p][bold]Niel[/bold] wrote: I wonder why?[/p][/quote]No evidence, so cant be proven guilty. hulla baloo
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11:34am Fri 18 Jan 13

Niel says...

Beyond the obvious, why was no evidence offered?

The Police laid the charge, no doubt in consultation with the CPS, so they had enough evidence to stand a reasonable chance of securing a conviction or it wouldn't have even got to court. To offer no evidence smacks of someone making a decision late in the day, so it's either incompetence or for 'other' reasons...
Beyond the obvious, why was no evidence offered? The Police laid the charge, no doubt in consultation with the CPS, so they had enough evidence to stand a reasonable chance of securing a conviction or it wouldn't have even got to court. To offer no evidence smacks of someone making a decision late in the day, so it's either incompetence or for 'other' reasons... Niel
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12:37pm Fri 18 Jan 13

hulla baloo says...

Maybe they were too hasty in bringing the charges before any evidence, or lack, was available.
Maybe they were too hasty in bringing the charges before any evidence, or lack, was available. hulla baloo
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1:48pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Graeme Harrison says...

Niel wrote:
Beyond the obvious, why was no evidence offered?

The Police laid the charge, no doubt in consultation with the CPS, so they had enough evidence to stand a reasonable chance of securing a conviction or it wouldn't have even got to court. To offer no evidence smacks of someone making a decision late in the day, so it's either incompetence or for 'other' reasons...
The CPS is solely responsible for charging decisions these days and the decision to offer no evidence could have been for a host of reasons including, but not limited to, the emergence of evidence that wasn't available when the charging decision was taken and that would have made securing a conviction impossible.
[quote][p][bold]Niel[/bold] wrote: Beyond the obvious, why was no evidence offered? The Police laid the charge, no doubt in consultation with the CPS, so they had enough evidence to stand a reasonable chance of securing a conviction or it wouldn't have even got to court. To offer no evidence smacks of someone making a decision late in the day, so it's either incompetence or for 'other' reasons...[/p][/quote]The CPS is solely responsible for charging decisions these days and the decision to offer no evidence could have been for a host of reasons including, but not limited to, the emergence of evidence that wasn't available when the charging decision was taken and that would have made securing a conviction impossible. Graeme Harrison
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