The entire £57,786 cost of the Grove & Rufford defense of an alleged Hunting Act offense was awarded AGAINST the Crown Prosecution Service after they withheld exculpatory photographic evidence.
The judge has demanded an investigation into how this happened.
The U.S. cash equivalent is $80,000, and the parallel American law is a Brady violation.
It is simply outrageous that the Crown Prosecution Service allowed this travesty of justice to occur. If a serious Brady violation like this had occurred in the United State, the state's attorney on the case would be looking at a 30 day suspension, at a minimum, as well as possible disbarment.