Regina v Adegunle: CACD 25 Oct 1996

The applicant was a prison officer, ordered to appear at court. On his non-appearance he was found guilty of contempt and ordered to serve 14 days imprisonment. The order had been made on the Friday, to appear on the Monday, but evidence of attempts to contact him by phone was now contradicted.
Held: The conviction was quashed, and a new trial ordered.
[1996] EWCA Crim 1204
Administration of Justice Act 1960 13
England and Wales

Updated: 26 March 2021; Ref: scu.148868