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Constable’s postponed trial delayed again

Constable’s postponed trial delayed again

Tuesday 14 July 2020

Constable’s postponed trial delayed again


The trial of the Constable of St. John, who is accused of driving dangerously in a Trinity country lane, has been delayed again.

Chris Taylor’s trial was due to take place today after being pushed back from its original date of 17 April as the result of the island going into lockdown to curb the spread of covid-19.

The Assistant Chief Minister denies a single charge of driving a red Ford Fiesta dangerously on La Rue du Bechet es Cats in Trinity on 2 June 2019.

Constable Taylor first appeared in court in January, when he entered a ‘not guilty’ plea. 

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Pictured: A new date for the Constable's trial will be set on 22 July.

He holds the position of Assistant Chief Minister and Chair of the Migration Policy Development Board, but voluntarily decided to  ‘step aside’ from his duties until the legal proceedings are concluded shortly after being charged. 

Jersey’s Law Officers' Department confirmed last week that the Constable would be appearing before the Magistrate’s Court at 10:30 on 14 July.

But before the hearing could start, issues were brought before the Court which meant the trial had to be adjourned.

The Constable appeared alongside his lawyer, Advocate Adam Harrison.

A new date for the trial will be set on 22 July.

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Posted by Keith Marsh on
Seems very unfair to mess him about like this, however we are not told what "issues" were brought before the Court
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