Published On: Mon, Jul 19th, 2021
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Man Accused Over Lockdown Rave Cleared After Police Fail To Attend Courton July 19, 2021 at 4:23 pm

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A man accused of helping to organise a rave in breach of lockdown rules has avoided a potential £10,000 fine after two police officers due to give evidence against him failed to attend court. Robert Bagot, 33, of Ilford, was charged with helping to organise the event on Childers Street in Deptford, south London, on Nov. 22 last year. At a previous hearing in February, the court heard Bagot accepted being present but denied being an organiser. The court was told that the issue in the case was whether lending sound equipment to the rave would meet the definition of organising the event. At a brief hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday, the day Bagot’s trial was due to go ahead, prosecutor Luke Staton said the two arresting officers had failed to attend court. As a result, the prosecution could offer no evidence against Bagot. District Judge Karim Ezzat …

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