Grantham court: Lithuanian interpreter booked for Latvian defendants

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The case of two Latvian nationals accused of possessing a stun gun in Grantham has been adjourned for the third time because the wrong interpreter was booked.

After having their case rescheduled twice before due to lack of paperwork, co-defendants Arturs Aboltins, 23, of Ravendale Close, Grantham, and 24-year-old Matiss Petrovs of Harlaxton Road, Grantham, arrived at court to find that a Lithuanian interpreter had mistakenly been arranged to translate court proceedings.

They are each charged with one count of possessing a weapon designed for the discharge of an electrical incapacitant without the authority of the Secretary of State, dated on November 17 at Dysart Road, Grantham, and are yet to enter pleas.

As the pair are both returning to Latvia for a month, the case has now been rearranged again for February 23, with the co-defendants on unconditional bail.