Letter: Forgotten victims of legal bias

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The Independent Online
Sir: It seems a peculiar feature of the English legal system that a High Court judge (report, 25 February) is prepared to spend 10 days deciding the difference between a penguin and a puffin - which any intelligent 10-year-old could tell him in less than 10 minutes - when dozens of prisoners languish in jail on remand for months, or even years - innocent until proven guilty - because no one can find time to put them on trial.

SHEILA D HAYDEN

Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

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