by Robert Henderson
The delay suggests they are trying to wear Emma West down by extending the wait so that she will eventually plead guilty. The authorities are terrified of a full trial following a not guilty plea. The reason given for the delay – yet more medical reports – is ludicrous because they have had more than 8 months to get whatever was needed. The only other (and related) explanation I can come up with is that the medical reports are part of an attempt to take her children away from her if she does not plead guilty and they need more time to prepare social service reports.