Stuart Syvret defiant after losing appeal
Following an appeal hearing, during which Syvret repeated most of his previous complaints against the Jersey legal system, the Royal Court ruled that the eight-week sentence imposed last Wednesday was appropriate.
The hearing was expected to be the culmination of a long legal process which began when Syvret was charged with data protection and minor motoring offences in 2009 and ended last week when he was jailed by Assistant Magistrate Bridget Shaw for failing to carry out community service for contempt of court.
The charge related to a six-month period where Syvret left Jersey for the UK instead of facing trial in Jersey.
But the 45-year-old yesterday vowed to bring a ‘habeas corpus’ hearing – a rare court action used to free a prisoner from illegal detention – later this week.