Man admits infecting woman with HIV
X, 39, was extradited to the UK in November over an incident in 2009
X, 39, appeared via videolink at Chester Crown Court, sitting at magistrates’ court, on Wednesday where he pleaded guilty to one count of Section 20 assault inflicting grievous bodily harm (GBH) in connection with an incident in Runcorn in 2009. Cheshire Police revealed on November 4 last year that X had been extradited to the UK from Jamaica on November 3 and arrested at Gatwick Airport.
X was subsequently charged with Section 20 GBH. Runcorn CID had appealed over Scott’s whereabouts in 2011 as part of their investigation.
In Chester on Wednesday the case was adjourned to obtain an updated victim personal statement for sentencing on Tuesday, April 4.
Judge Simon Berkson vacated a provisional trial date previously fixed for May and expected to last three weeks, and he reminded the court of an anonymity order protecting the identity of the victim.
Enquiries are also to take place over how long X has spent in custody both in the UK and in Jamaica prior to extradition as well as sentencing guidelines.
Anna Pope appeared for the prosecution and Khurram Arif for the defence.
Man accused of knowingly infecting woman with HIV will face court trial
X, 39, was arrested at Gatwick Airport in November and charged with GBH.
A man accused of knowingly infecting a woman with HIV will face a court trial next year.
X, 39, appeared at Chester Crown Court on Friday morning via videolink where he spoke to confirm his identity. X faces one charge of Section 20 assault causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) over an incident alleged to have occurred in Runcorn in 2009.
He was due to enter his plea on Friday but no arraignment was taken. Legal counsel and Judge Michael Leeming agreed on a provisional trial date of May 2, 2023, with a three-week estimate.
A timetable was fixed for prosecution and defence statements. Further case management will take place on January 30.
X was remanded in custody. The ECHO was advised by the court that January 30 is when a plea may be taken.
Judge Leeming made a court order granting the complainant anonymity, to last indefinitely. Anna Pope appeared for the Crown, in person, and Khurram Arif for the defence, by videolink.
X was extradited to the UK from Jamaica at the start of November and arrested at Gatwick Airport, before being charged by Cheshire Police.
Man accused of infecting woman with HIV arrested at airport
X, 39, was extradited from Jamaica last night and appeared in court in Warrington this morning.
A man has appeared in court accused of intentionally infecting a woman with HIV.
X, 39, was extradited from Jamaica on Thursday night and arrested after landing at Gatwick Airport. He was subsequently charged with Section 20 assault inflicting grievous bodily harm.
A Cheshire Police spokesman said the allegation relates to an incident in Runcorn in 2009. At North Cheshire Magistrates’ Court in Warrington on Friday, X was remanded back into custody to appear at Chester Crown Court on Friday, December 2.
Adam Till appeared for prosecution and Khurram Arif for the defence, both via videolink.
The magistrates panel was chaired by Lynn Colter-Howard.
This case was first reported in 2011.