HMCTS Interpreting Reports

'Do you speak basic English?': Pakistani man from Worcester challenged in court

Worcester News   /   HMCTS Interpreting Reports   /   27 September 2020

A Pakistani man who 'threatened violence' was challenged by a magistrate about whether he needed an interpreter as he was asked if he understood 'basic English'.

Sentencing of driver responsible for man's death postponed

Eastern Daily Press   /   HMCTS Interpreting Reports   /   10 January 2020

Sentencing of driver responsible for man's death postponed after an "administrative error" on the part of the company responsible for providing the court with an interpreter in Mandarin.

Interpreter mix-up leads to delay in case of men behind £200k cannabis haul at former Grimsby bank

Grimsby Telegraph   /   HMCTS Interpreting Reports   /   05 October 2019

An agency sent an interpreter who spoke the wrong language to court.

Magistrates freed alleged rapist because no interpreter was available - and now he's on the run

East Anglian Daily Times   /   HMCTS Interpreting Reports   /   28 August 2019

An alleged rapist wanted for breaching his bail is on the run again after magistrates freed him because they couldn't find an interpreter.


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