The inept British legal system

At the end of the BBC Sky Cops tv programme tonight the presenter told us what happened to those arrested during the program, and it pointed out the utter uselessness of the British legal system and tells us so much about why people have lost confidence in it.

When referring to the "third man arrested" after an incident where they deliberately led the police helicopter in to the flightpath of Heathrow airport in an attempt to avoid arrest, the voice over said "the third man failed to turn up to court and charges against him were later dropped".

What !!! A person can simply refuse to turn up to court and the CPS just drop the charges ?

Absolutely astonishing.

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