Friday, June 12, 2009

Scott Fails to Appear at Court

Raymond Scott failed to appear in Durham court today for the start of his trial (postponed from 22 May). The Northern Echo reports that his lawyer told the judge "He is presently in hospital having had an operation and I trust that your honour is satisfied this is a totally legitimate reason for him not being here today."

Scott faces six charges: stealing the Durham First Folio, handling stolen goods, and "four other separate charges of theft and handling stolen goods relating to a driving licence, credit cards and a personal organiser."

The next court appearance is now scheduled for August.