HAZEL STEWART TO CHALLENGE PPS DECISION NOT TO PROSECUTE COLIN HOWELL
KRW LAW LLP (KRW) acts on behalf of Hazel Stewart.
She made detailed complaints of historic sexual assault against Colin Howell
We confirm receipt of a decision from the PPS on todays date indicting a direction not to prosecute Colin Howell.
The PPS indicted two reasons declining prosecution both of which are contested by our client.
First, she rejects absolutely the suggestion made by Colin Howell that she consented to sedation for the purposes of sexual activity
Second, she asserts that at all times she has been consistent in her allegations made to police
Hazel Stewart is concerned that the decision not to prosecute may have been motivated to block any future application by her to challenge her double murder conviction.
KRW have asked the PPS to review this decision immediately and expect to receive confirmation details on the review process as soon as possible.