Magistrates ‘fooled’ into releasing Prest
PREST was to appear before Ashford Magistrates’ Court on August 20 last year, following the assault on Miss Evans, but left before the case was called. He was arrested and remanded in custody before returning to the magistrates on August 28. He was freed on bail, with conditions banning him from Ashford, except to see his solicitor or doctor. Judge Lawson remarked that Prest had “fooled” the magistrates into releasing him from custody.