Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

I Put Faith in the CPS and They Let Me Down, Says Stab Father

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

I Put Faith in the CPS and They Let Me Down, Says Stab Father

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Byline: Felix Allen

A FATHER who was stabbed protecting his teenage son from a gang criticised prosecutors today for allowing a suspected knife thug to walk free from court.

Everald Carter, 44, said he felt "let down" when the case against a man accused of knifing him at his home was thrown out because of delays by Crown Prosecution Service lawyers in producing paperwork.

Mr Carter, who himself works for the CPS, told the Standard he was struggling to understand how his colleagues could fail him so badly. "I put my faith in the system because I work in it but it let me down," he said.

"I don't want special treatment because I'm part of the CPS. Everyone should be treated the same. But they couldn't even get justice for one of their own.

"I feel dejected. I just don't understand how the system didn't work. I didn't even get a sorry from the CPS for their mistake. I'm very disappointed and my family are very unhappy."

Mr Carter, who works with the CPS business development unit, was banned by his employers from speaking about the case until today. …

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