Facing justice after nine years
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.