Cardiff Crown, Case Progression
4 Sep (11 days ago)
Dear Mr Kirk
Your application for a witness summons was referred to the Recorder of Cardiff, who has made the following decision:
“Maurice Kirk has written to the court seeking witness summonses in relation to eight people:
2. Dr Janis Hillier
4. Barbara Wilding, former Chief Constable
5. Judge Seys Llewellyn QC (retired)
6. Judge John Curran (retired)
7. Counsel for the prosecution, M Smyth.
8. HHJ Rowlands
Although the applications are not in the prescribed form I have considered them, without the need for a hearing and I make the following ruling:
I have applied the two criteria set out in s.2 of the Criminal Procedure (Attendance of Witnesses) Act 1965 i.e.
- Whether they are likely to be able to give material evidence and
- Whether it is in the interests of justice to issue a summons
The current proceedings relate to the alleged breach of the restraining order by Mr Kirk through posting material relating to censored on his website. The grounds provided by Mr Kirk, in support of these applications, refer to what occurred during earlier criminal and civil proceedings, in this and other courts, and have no direct relevance to the issue of whether he posted this material in breach of the order. Through these applications, Mr Kirk seeks to widen the ambit of the trial way beyond the issues the jury has to consider in relation to this particular indictment. The offensive language used by Mr Kirk, to describe some of these witnesses, leads me to conclude that Mr Kirk’s motive in seeking their attendance, is to cause them at least unnecessary inconvenience and, in the case of censored and Dr Hillier, to cause them further harassment and distress.
I am not satisfied that any of the witnesses can give material/relevant/admissible evidence in relation to issues which can legitimately arise during the trial and in any event, I am not satisfied it would be in the interest of justice to issue the summonses.”
Cardiff & Newport Crown Court / Llys y Goron Caerdydd & Casnewydd
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