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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

"Syvret Back In Court - But What For???"


BBC Jersey's take on the story

Stuart Syvret, a candidate in next week's elections, has appeared in Jersey's Magistrate's Court accused of breaching his community service order.
The case has been adjourned for two weeks.
In August the former senator accepted 80 hours of community service instead of spending 10 weeks in prison.
It followed his failure to have his convictions for contempt of court, data protection and motoring offences overturned by the Court of Appeal.

 Cover-up TV's take on the story

Stuart in court for breach of community service

Stuart Syvret appeared in Jersey's Magistrate's court today for breaching his community service order.

It comes after an appeal judge substituted his ten week prison sentence, imposed for contempt of court in November last year, with 80 hours of community service.

Failing to comply with the community service order, which was imposed in August, could send him to jail for eight weeks.

The case was adjourned until 2 November to allow Mr Syvret to seek legal advice.

Mr Syvret initially asked Magistrate Bridget Shaw to recuse herself from the case, arguing that she was biased on the basis of her earlier rulings against him as well as new evidence he claims has come to light.

She refused to do so, as the Royal Court had upheld her previous judgements.

He has now vowed to seek a judicial review to challenge that decision.

Mr Syvret is on bail until 2 November when he is set to reappear.

"The Filthy Rag"
Jersey Evening Post's take on the story.

Senatorial candidate in court over alleged breach

Senatorial candidate in court over alleged breach
FORMER Senator Stuart Syvret could be jailed today after being accused of breaching a community service order.
The ex-Health Minister, who is standing for election as a Senator, was sentenced to 80 hours’ community service in August for contempt of court charges.
But after failing to complete some or all of the work he has been summoned back to the Magistrate’s Court where he could be resentenced for his crimes and even ordered straight into custody.


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