R v Roberts

Criminal law – Trial. An individual adjudged unfit to be tried was not competent to appeal in person and could not be invited to waive privilege, the standard form NG applicable to all proposed appeals against conviction or sentence was not apposite in all respects and legal costs of an appeal should be paid out of central funds. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, further held that there were no available substantive grounds of appeal against the finding that the unfit to be tried defendant had committed the acts in respect of two offences of meeting a child following sexual grooming which were realistically arguable.

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