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Terror cases 'too complex', says DPP

Prosecutors are being forced to drop cases against terror suspects because some cases are so complex they cannot be brought to court within the strict time limits, the Director of Public Prosecutions said yesterday. “We’ve lost cases from time to time because we haven’t been able to prepare them within what the court felt was a reasonable time because of the bulk of material involved,” Ken Macdonald told MPs and peers on the joint human rights committee. “They are huge cases and very complex,” he said. “The new cases are much more complex than the old IRA cases,” said Mr Macdonald, who defended terrorist suspects during his career at the criminal bar. Full Story

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