QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION
THE ADMINISTRATIVE COURT
London WC2A 2LL
B e f o r e :
|THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ZIELONA GORA POLAND||Defendant|
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MR N HEARN (instructed by CPS) appeared on behalf of the Defendant
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"I accept that the offences are 10 years old and that the transfer of files from one District Court to another seems to have delayed matters between mid-2004 until the end of 2006 but when the defendant was released from jail in January 2004 [I think she means 2009] he was fully aware of four sets of proceedings still outstanding against him. Having been extradited for one set of proceedings he has had the opportunity to resolve two, if not three, of the outstanding proceedings whilst in custody. He has chosen not to do so preferring once again to leave Poland."
"...Only a deliberate decision by the requesting state communicated to the accused not to pursue the case against him, or some other circumstance which would similarly justify a sense of security on his part notwithstanding his own flight from justice, could allow him properly to assert that the effects of further delay were not 'of his own choice and making'."