In local news this week... court interpreters
The case of a man accused of stealing bolt croppers could not be heard by Spalding magistrates because there was no interpreter present.
The court adjourned the hearing involving Leszek Krzyczkowski (53), of Albion Street, Spalding, to Thursday of this week.
He has not entered a plea to theft of the £8.99 bolt croppers from Wilkinsons, of Holland Market, Spalding.
Magistrates have adjourned a case against a driver accused of having more than three-and-half times the legal alcohol limit in breath.
Piotr Nowak (46), of Low Road, Holbeach, is charged with driving on Low Road with 136 microgrammes of alchol in breath on October 10.
His case is due to be heard on Thursday. There was no interpreter present at last week’s hearing.
Two Bradford brothel keepers must wait another week to be sentenced because a Polish interpreter did not turn up for their case yesterday.
Renata Klodka and Anna Winiarska were re-bailed by Judge John Potter to return to Bradford Crown Court on November 19.
The court was told it would be a week before an interpreter could be made available.
Judge Potter was told a third woman arrested at the time had failed to answer her bail and might have left the country and gone back to Poland.
SPEEDING at almost 99mph on the A30 because he was late in getting to Bodmin to open his shop has led to a 28-day driving ban for a St Austell man.
Self-employed shopkeeper Victor Simoes, 35, of Lower Woodside, St Austell, who had pleaded guilty to the offence, appeared before Bodmin magistrates on Friday for sentence.
The case had been previously adjourned because a Portuguese interpreter was unavailable. It appeared the same situation would prevent the case going ahead again on Friday until Simoes' friend – who speaks both English and Portuguese and had driven him to court – stepped in to translate with Simoes's agreement.