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Two years on, court hears disclosure submissions in Boxing Day raker case

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Police Commissioner Eddie Yome could be summonsed to court to give evidence in the case against a Spanish fisherman accused of illegal raking, the Magistrates Court heard yesterday.

Juan Manuel Rodríguez Carcaño, the captain of a La Linea fishing boat, was charged following an incident on Boxing Day in 2014 when six fishing boats were seen fishing off the shore at Catalan Bay during the annual Polar Bear swim.

But nearly two years later, the case is still working its way through the courts and issues relating to the disclosure of evidence remain unresolved.

Mr Yome had been present in Catalan Bay on the day of the incident and tweeted about it at the time.

Although the tweets are no longer available, defence lawyer Patrick Canessa told the court he will submit an application to hear from Mr Yome.

“That will be dealt with by applying for a summons for the Commissioner,” he said.

Mr Canessa also asked for video footage of the incident to be disclosed.

But during a hearing yesterday, Police Sergeant Stewart Stone told Stipendiary Magistrate Charles Pitto that the footage from the marine section camera could not be found.

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