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COURT OF APPEAL (CRIMINAL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM
Mr Justice Gage
T2004 7064 T2003 7628 T2003 7659
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
B e f o r e :
MRS JUSTICE DOBBS
SIR DOUGLAS BROWN
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|Azam & ors
Stuart Rafferty for the Crown
Hearing dates: 31st January 2006
Crown Copyright ©
President of the Queen's Bench Division:
The evidence of Khan
"We was being unpleasant to each other. If I'm going to be unpleasant to you, for example, you're going to be unpleasant to me, you're not going to be nice to me, it's common sense. Those people over there, they shot me and if justice is going to be done, they have to be found guilty."
"It is a mockery of the judicial system. All you people are characters, clowns, and I've had enough. You can let them out on the street and I promise you I'll bring them a war that you'll always remember, everybody in this court will."
The judge tried to intervene, but the witness went on,
"I'm sitting here telling the truth, I'm sitting here telling the truth, whatever I've done, whatever I've not done I have done it and I have admitted it, but those people sitting there in their suits, they don't wear suits, they wear tracksuits when they're on the street, they wear trainers, they sell drugs, class A drugs."
The judge ordered him to sit down again and calm down. When he had calmed down he asked the witness to listen to the questions and answer them.
"A: No. Even when, I didn't even want this court case to go ahead.
Mr Justice Gage: Please listen.
The witness: They're gangsters over there, they're gangsters, they'll get what what goes around comes around, if you people don't do them justice somebody else will and that's a promise.
Counsel: You can arrange it, can you not, Mr Khan?
A: I can't. They've got a thousand enemies out there on the streets who want these people, they've been blowing people's cars up and all sorts.
Mr Justice Gage: Mr Khan …
The witness: Shooting through people's windows, everything.
Mr Justice Gage: Mr Khan, will you please calm down and listen to the questions and answer them. I suggest we move on.
The witness: It's the jury who should be scared of those people. I don't go and attack people like you, those people and me, we don't get on because they're shit, we're all scum, I don't claim to be a good guy, but we get on, you know, because we're scum, but those people attack people like you, not me.
Mr Justice Gage: Mr Khan, just calm down and listen to the questions and I suggest we move on, Mr O'Connor."
The decision that the trial should continue
The "fresh evidence"
The identification of Azam