Further delays in Raja Miah trial

Raja Miah outside Manchester Magistrates' Court in August.jpg.gallery

A district judge at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court has ruled that a trial at which an unemployed, Tameside-based conspiracy theorist faces harassment allegations, will not proceed, as listed, next week.

Raja Miah, 49, of Stamford Street, Mossley was arrested by Greater Manchester Police officers in a dawn raid on his home in July, 2021 and subsequently charged with harassing a 40 year old lawyer from the Salford area. He has pleaded not guilty.

Bradford-born Miah made his first appearance in court over this matter in February, 2022. After two further appearances at Tameside Magistrates’ Court the case was transferred to Manchester and a trial listed for 17th August, 2022.

In the event, an application by Miah on that day, representing himself, saw the trial adjourned. As part of his submissions in support of that application, he told the court that his arrest and prosecution was ‘politically motivated’.

Tuckers Solicitors, a leading firm of criminal defence lawyers, had contacted the court, in early August, 2022, saying that they were no longer representing Raja Miah. Having done so since his first court appearance. The latter cited ‘conflict of interest’ as the reason.

With the Crown Prosecution Service raising no objection, the magistrates allowed his application and the trial was, subsequently, allocated for February, 2023 to allow Miah to arrange appropriate representation.

Miah has since instructed what he describes as ‘a new legal team’.

Since then, there have been a series of case management hearings, mention hearings and pre-trial reviews; the latest heard on Monday 23rd January, 2023. At which, the judge decided that unresolved disclosure issues mean that the trial cannot proceed on 2nd and 3rd February, 2023.

The case will be listed for mention on 2nd February, 2023. It is anticipated that another trial date will be fixed at that hearing.

Earlier this week, it was revealed exclusively on Neil Wilby Media that Raja Miah was recently served with High Court defamation proceedings. The claimant is nationally known health campaigner, Dr Zahid Chauhan OBE (read more here).

Page last updated at 0305hrs on Wednesday 25th January, 2023

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A district judge at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court has ruled that a trial at which an unemployed, Tameside-based conspiracy theorist faces harassment allegations, will not proceed as listed on 2nd and 3rd February, 2023.

Raja Miah, 49, of Stamford Street, Mossley was arrested by Greater Manchester Police officers in a dawn raid on his home in July, 2021 and subsequently charged with harassing a 40 year old lawyer from he Salford area. He has pleaded not guilty.

Bradford-born Miah made his first appearance in court in February, 2022. After two further appearances at Tameside Magistrates’ Court the case was transferred to Manchester and a trial listed for 17th August, 2022.

In the event,

Since then, there have been an unusually large number of case management hearings, mention hearings

Page last updated at 0245hrs on Wednesday 25th January, 2023

Thank you for reading and a polite request: If you wish to make a contribution to the running costs of this website it would be very much appreciated. Donations can made securely, via PayPal at this link.

Corrections: Please let me know if there is a mistake in this article. I will endeavour to correct it as soon as possible.

Right of reply: If you are mentioned in this article and disagree with it, please let me have your comments. Provided your response is not defamatory it will be added to the article.

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© Neil Wilby 2015-2023. Unauthorised use, or reproduction, of the material contained in this article, without permission from the author, is strictly prohibited. Extracts from, and links to, the article (or blog) may be used, provided that credit is given to Neil Wilby, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Published by Neil Wilby

Former Johnston Press area managing director. Justice campaigner. Freelance investigative journalist.

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