Judge throws out case against reggae star Finley Quaye

AN irate judge has blasted the Crown Prosecution Service for disgraceful inefficiency after a case against a former award-winning reggae singer collapsed. Finley Quaye, 35, had been accused of assaulting tour manager Campbell McNeill in a fight at the R

AN irate judge has blasted the Crown Prosecution Service for "disgraceful" inefficiency after a case against a former award-winning reggae singer collapsed.

Finley Quaye, 35, had been accused of assaulting tour manager Campbell McNeill in a fight at the Roundhouse in Chalk Farm. He bit his victim on the arm, it was alleged.

The former Hampstead resident and one-time Brit Award winner was due to stand trial at Highbury Corner magistrates' court last Thursday. But the case was thrown out after a CPS paperwork blunder.

It emerged that Mr McNeill and main witness, guitarist Joseph Greer, could not attend court as they were touring with their band Temper Trap in the US.


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