Nigel Evans is right to demand the CPS repay his legal expenses
Last Friday, contributor to The Steeple Times Nigel Evans was cleared of nine charges of sexual offences against seven men. Whilst these non-victims disgracefully remain under the shroud of anonymity, the Member of Parliament for the Ribble Valley will wrongly be best remembered for this case.
Our Quote of the Week comes was made by Evans during his interview with the Mail on Sunday’s Simon Walters:
“If someone is dragged through the courts through no fault of their own and is acquitted they should get their legal fees back from the Crown Prosecution Service budget. Maybe that will make them focus on whether a case is worth pursuing”.
Evans is quite right. Those who are falsely accused should not be forced to pick up the bill for the incompetency of the police and the CPS. It is time for change.
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