Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP says: It was right for the prosecution of Eleanor de Freitas to go ahead.

After careful consideration, the Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP has decided not to order an independent inquiry into the prosecution of Eleanor De Freitas.

The request for a new inquiry or review was made by Ms De Freitas’ father David De Freitas. Ms De Freitas was charged with perverting the course of justice by the Crown Prosecution Service in 2014.

The Attorney concluded that there has already been a sufficient review of the case within the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), including by Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecution. The internal review process carefully considered the points that Mr De Freitas and others have raised, and reasonable conclusions have already been reached.

Commenting on his decision, the Attorney General said:

I recognise that this was a difficult case with a tragic outcome and I extend my deepest sympathies to Mr De Freitas and his family. However, I have carefully considered the concerns raised by Mr De Freitas and I am satisfied that this case has already been subject to extensive scrutiny within the CPS, and that it was right for the prosecution to go ahead.

Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP

1 comment:

  1. Alex, all the best with your case. I happened to come across this blog after a Buzzfeed article on women (rightfully, despite the premise of the Buzzfeed author) being prosecuted for false claims. I've read through your blog and even I feel exhausted, and cannot honestly believe this madness is continuing. You've cleared your name, and good luck in your appeal. Though a logical person would think that you shouldn't need luck - the case is clear cut from what you've presented here. Alas, the legal system isn't always so straight forward.