‘Sorry can’t come to my trial – I’m in France’

A Tube passenger accused of assaulting a commuter was unable to attend court because he is living in France. Gregory Ballester, 46, is said to have attacked James Alexander at Waterloo Underground Station on 12 February 2019. Mr Alexander’s glasses and briefcase were also damaged in the incident, Inner London Crown Court heard. Ballester is back living in France and was preparing to return to the UK to enter pleas, but was unable to get two vaccinations in time to…

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