Many thanks to regular reader JW, who brought us this report from Rupert’s court appearance this morning:
Well, I’m told that poor poor Rupert had an unsuccessful morning. His bail conditions were not varied and the Judge treated the application as “withdrawn” but with an option to revive at a later date. The Judge was apparently critical that the statement of Rupert had not been given to the Court.
The Judge refused to discuss an offer of a surety.
The trial remains listed to proceed.
Rupert had applied to have his bail conditions varied to allow the return of his passport, so he could return to the USA pending his trial, which is scheduled for late August 2017.
We’d like to point out that as of Saturday, Angela Power-Disney was claiming that Rupert’s passport had already been returned to him. Angela made a number of other statements at that time which we would suggest are equally correct.