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Where can I obtain a list for upcoming criminal cases in Corby

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Where can I obtain a list for upcoming criminal cases in Corby Magistrates Court ?
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
-Could you explain your situation a little more?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

My Nephew was killed in a hit and run incident in June this year. The Police have now charged someone, and they are due to appear in court soon - possibly Friday 19th December. However the Police will not give me any details only my Nephew's parents. My Brother will not speak about it. My Nephew and I were very close, and this is causing me great deal of stress

It is not particularly good news.
They don't print court lists online for Magistrates hearings. In any event, it would be in the name of the defendant not the deceased sadly so it won't be easy to identify.
There isn't a reason that the police couldn't tell you the date of the hearing and the name of the defendant. It is understandable that they don't want you to identify him in advance but they could give you enough information to attend court. It is a public hearing ultimately.
If they do refuse then you could always complain either to a more senior officer or the IPCC.
The other alternative is to try to seek that information from witness services at court. You are not a witness of course but they do deal with relatives.
If he has been charged recently then it is probably about a week to ten days from the date of charge.
Sorry if that is bad news.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks I do know the name of the defendant - I just want the date of his court hearing so I can book time off work to attend. The Senior Investigating Office told me in an E-Mail this morning that he couldn,t give me date (which is all I am asking for) because he is "bound by the Data Protection Act - is that true ?

Obviously I haven't heard his account for that but it seems to have no merit. The date of the hearing isn't a protected piece of information and anyway the DPA has no relevance to the detection of crime.
The Court office will tell you when it is listed if you go in.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank You - I will try again with the SIO, and escalate it if he continues to be unhelpful. I will also try the Court

No problem and all the best.
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