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August 22, 2014
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Lawyer, cops face off over client's charges

Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

An attorney-at-law on Wednesday took the police to task in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's after his client was taken in custody, though the court had extended bail.

The man in question was Neil Fearon, charged in connection with a motor car that had fake documentation.

"It cannot be, your honour, that my client is just being held on the same information, but with new charges," Vincent Wellesley told the court.

The Resident Magistrate told the lawyer while she understood his concerns she would not intervene in the police's function.

Wellesley insisted it was unjust this had happened and revealed to the court that the police could have simply summoned the accused.

Fearon was remanded to reappear in the Corporate Area Criminal Court.

Fearon's appearance in court arose from an incident where a car he bought and had sold was said to be acquired with fictitious papers.

The defence has produced a receipt to show that the accused legally purchased the car and sold it.

Fearon has maintained his innocence throughout his court appearances.

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