Michael Stainer has been sent for trial to Canterbury Crown Court on a charge of a breach of the Malicious Communications Act 1988, following an email he is alleged to have sent on January 11th this year, to a number of local residents, including Folkestone’s MP, Damian Collins.
Speaking from the dock, and on the advice of his solicitor, Mr Stainer elected for trial in the Crown Court, despite the stated preference of the Bench to deal with the matter in the Magistrates Court. He was placed on unconditional bail with the standard warning as to his conduct while on bail. The case will be commencing on August 7th 2019 at Canterbury Crown Court.
The Crown Prosecution were also put on notice that by August 5th, they must review the case with a view to taking over what has been, so far, a private prosecution.
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I have booked a day off as I am owed several days, wouldn’t miss this for the world. Will he go down… I do sincerely hope so
About time. He should have been behind bars long ago. Lets hope and pray he goes down as he is a wrong’un
What happened today was chapter 1– delighted to see Stainer in the dock . As he always thinks that he is above the law! Let’s wait to see chapter 2 — he will be sentenced and be put behind bars. Skulduggery !!!
Today in the Dock, tomorrow in the Clink and behind bars. Long may he reside there.
Crown Prosecution guidelines attached should they become involved in this case.
Let us hope he bites the dust.
Also how does a bankrupt afford a solicitor,and probably a barrister in Crown Court?