Wasted journey due to Lancs police error

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A LANCASHIRE man charged with assault and damaging a kettle was told his three-hour trip to Grantham was in vain after an administrative error.

Adam Gibson, of Chapman Road, Hoddlesden, Darwen, could not have the charges put to him because police in Lancashire had not forwarded on the files to the Crown Prosecution Service in time for the case to be heard.

Rob Arthur, defending, said: “It is very unfortunate for Mr Gibson who took three hours getting here this morning in the hope he could progress matters.”

Gibson, 22, who is accused of assaulting a woman in Grantham, was bailed with the condition he does not contact the alleged victim and does not go to two addresses in Grantham.

The case was adjourned until August 13.