Hasani v Blackfriars Crown Court [2005] EWHC 3016 (Admin)

If an accused person is found to be unfit to plead under s4 Criminal Procedure (Insanity) Act 1964 but becomes fit to plead before he is dealt with under 5, the court is not required to follow the procedures in sections 4A and 5 (which would probably lead to an absolute discharge); instead, a second s4 hearing should take place and if appropriate the necessary order for arraignment made.


21st December 2005

Before: Hooper LJ, Gross J

Mr Rajiv Menon for the Claimant

Mr Jeffrey Pegden QC and Mr James Dawes for the Defendant

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