[2004] EWHC 2296 (Admin) [2004] EWHC 2296 (Admin)

It was open to a magistrates’ court to hear two charges against a defendant in the same proceedings, brought in the alternative and arising from the same facts.

An unsuccessful application for a writ of habeas corpus where the applicant was lawfully detained pursuant to a court order made under s.5(1)(c) Criminal Pleadings Insanity Act 1964.