Police suspension report cannot be used in Syvret case

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Mr Syvret was told the report was irrelevant

A report into the suspension of a Jersey police chief cannot be used by former senator Stuart Syvret as part of a court case, a magistrate has ruled.

Stuart Syvret is arguing there has been an abuse of process in prosecuting him on motoring and data security charges.

He asked for the report into Graham Power's suspension to be admitted into a Magistrate's Court hearing which is to decide if there has been an abuse.

Magistrate Bridget Shaw said the report was inadmissible and irrelevant.

In his process hearing, Mr Syvret put forward an application to have the report about Mr Power, written by Brian Napier QC and published last week, to be submitted as evidence.

The charges Mr Syvret faces include publishing a confidential police report on his internet blog which contained personal data.

Magistrate Shaw ruled that she was not prepared to admit the report into the hearing.

She said: "It's my belief that the document actually undermines your case."

The hearing continues.

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