Grantham court: Case withdrawn as defendant in prison

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A case has been withdrawn after the prosecution realised the defendant was absent because he was serving a prison sentence.

Sergejs Malinovskis, 34, of Oxford Street, Grantham faced one charge of possessing 0.31 grams of the class B drug MKat on June 6.

Despite a translator being arranged for the hearing at Grantham magistrates, Malinovskis did not attend because he is currently serving a custodial sentence of 24 weeks for driving under the influence of excess alcohol.

The Crown Prosecution Service concluded that it was not in the public interest to pursue the drug offence, and consequently it was withdrawn.