Mayor Watch report:

Metropolitan Police officers failed to attend court to give evidence 56 times over the past three months, according to a Freedom of Information Act response published on the force’s website.

Data on the non-attendance of witnesses is collated by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service as part of its monitoring of Magistrates court hearings adjourned or discontinued.

According to the Met’s response, the number of Magistrates court hearings adjourned over the past three months where officers failed to attend was as follows…

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.