Fac­ing jus­tice after nine years

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - NEWS -

A MAN ac­cused of a nasty at­tack in Hud­der­s­field has fi­nally ap­peared in court – nine YEARS after mag­is­trates is­sued a war­rant for his ar­rest.

Gary Rod­er­ick was charged with un­law­fully and ma­li­ciously in­flict­ing griev­ous bod­ily harm fol­low­ing an al­leged in­ci­dent in town on June 4, 2008.

Ian Tay­lor was left with se­ri­ous in­juries after Rod­er­ick al­legedly stamped on his head as he lay on the ground.

Rod­er­ick, now 52, also faced a charge of wit­ness in­tim­i­da­tion in­volv­ing a fe­male.

Kirklees Mag­is­trates’ Court was told that on July 4 2008 he failed to show for a hear­ing and the court is­sued a war­rant for his ar­rest.

His so­lic­i­tor, Mike Sis­son-Pell, ex­plained that Rod­er­ick was last year ar­rested by Ir­ish po­lice be­fore be­ing ex­tra­dited back to the UK in July.

Rod­er­ick, cur­rently of no fixed ad­dress, was brought be­fore the court in cus­tody after the ar­rest war­rant was fi­nally ex­e­cuted.

Mag­is­trates com­mit­ted the case to Leeds Crown Court.

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