Once the charges had been withdrawn by the prosecutor, the former defendant was no longer an accused, and the magistrates had no power to re-open the case to alter an order for costs they had made.
Cited – Regina v Thames Magistrates’ Court ex parte Genegis Ramadan Admn 5-Oct-1998
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Criminal Practice, Magistrates
Updated: 15 May 2022; Ref: scu.79272