• Short Summary

    Australian jockey Bill Pyers went to a Paris Court today (Tuesday) to appeal against the decision which sent him to prison a month ago.

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    LV Law courts
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    MV Forecourt of court
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    MV Doorway, court of appeal
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    4.
    MV Pyers handcuffed escort by police into court and through photographers into courtroom
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    MV Prison where Pyers was held
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    MV Into court Mrs.Pyers and daughters arrive
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    MV Ditto seated
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    MV Entering courtroom
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    SV M.Floriot and Mme Volterra(2 shots)
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    MV Photographers
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    MV Mrs. Pyers and Mme Volterra out of courtroom
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Australian jockey Bill Pyers went to a Paris Court today (Tuesday) to appeal against the decision which sent him to prison a month ago. The verdict of the court will be given tomorrow.

    Pyers has been in the Sante Prison in Paris since October 13th after being arrested on a warrant issued by a Paris court which condemned him in his absence last July to a year's imprisonment on a charge of causing injury by careless driving.

    The hearing in October upheld the one-year sentence, rejected Pyer's defence, and refused on application for bail. It was against these decisions that he appealed today.

    Pyer's lawyers include the respected Maitre Rene Floriot, who was called in by Mme. Suzy Volterra, owner of Topyo, which Pyer's rode to a win in the Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe on October 8th.

    If the appeal succeeds, a date will be set for a new trial on the original charge. If it fails the only recourse would be an appeal for clemency to President de Gaulle.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABN2G4OT6UQWUXTTKMTV9DXL6
    Media URN:
    VLVABN2G4OT6UQWUXTTKMTV9DXL6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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