A MAN who has launched a private criminal prosecution against a member of Metropolitan Police staff will have his case heard in three weeks.
Michael Doherty, formerly of Hillingdon, claims that a series of events led to his wrongful arrest in 2007, and led to him being charged with harassment.
He was later acquitted of this charge, and has launched a private criminal prosecution against Tracey Murphy, a member of police staff.
She has been summoned to appear at Luton Crown Court on Monday October 3, to answer three counts of perjury, and one of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.
The court signed an indictment submitted to the court last Tuesday (6), a requirement ahead of the trial.
Private criminal prosecutions can be taken out by any individual, but are extremely rare.
- The Gazette is happy to clarify that a complaint made by Mr Doherty in 2009 to the IPCC with regard to his original arrest and detention was upheld with the police not being cleared of wrongdoing as previously suggested.