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Forde sent to Dodds pending extradition to UK

COURT TODAY BLOCKFormer United Kingdom-based nurse, Jason Forde, is behind bars tonight after being committed to HMP Dodds pending extradition to the UK to answer a number of sex-related charges.

Magistrate Graveney Bannister committed the Barbadian citizen last Friday when his matter came up again before the District ‘A’ Traffic Court.

However, Forde’s extradition might have to wait pending the outcome of a judicial review which his attorney is seeking.

Hal Gollop QC said he intends to seek the review “based on the procedural error used by the magistrate to commit Forde”.

The resident of #2 Constance Drive, Seaview, Chancery Lane, Christ Church, is accused of committing eight sexual offences against a person with a mental disorder by a caregiver, sometime on or before May 10, 2004.

The alleged offences took place at a Psychiatric Hospital in Westminster, United Kingdom where Forde was employed as a nurse.

Weeks ago, Magistrate Bannister found that a prima facie case had been made out against Forde, who was then given the opportunity to put his defence.

However, Gollop asked for an extension beyond the proposed November 20 date of hearing. The lawyer stated that it would be “too soon for him to properly get in touch with prospective witnesses who reside in England”. Gollop therefore asked for a six-week minimum instead but that request was denied.

No defence witnesses testified last Friday.

The Crown was represented during the hearing by Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Donna Babb-Agard QC, and Principal Crown Counsel Elwood Watts.

3 Responses to Forde sent to Dodds pending extradition to UK

  1. Alex 3 November 26, 2015 at 11:47 am

    The place to argue guilt or innocense is not in Barbados but in the UK.
    Technical arguments delay the inevitable here. There is no statute that says he cannot be brought before the court again so why waste his money on his lawyer and the time of an already conjested court system.
    Send him back to face his accusers.

  2. jrsmith November 26, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    @,Alex, 3, hail , hail, that’s a bit rough man.

  3. Panwallie November 30, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Alex, perhaps the advisor of technical arguments wants to hold on to the inevitable a lil longer. After all wha is de exchange rate fuh a pound?


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