Yes. Good morning, your Honours. Mr President, your Honours would have noticed Mr Griffiths is not present. Before the Court session commenced we passed some messages through your legal officers to advise the Chamber that Mr Griffiths is ill. I believe the Prosecution is aware of this as well. Mr Griffiths sent me a text message late last evening and I did not read it until this morning, and it simply said that he had sustained some food poisoning and that he hoped to feel better today, being 4 August.
This morning when I saw the text I also noticed a voice mail message from Mr Griffiths. That came in this morning, and in the voice mail message he said that he was unable to be here today and that he was ill. I then telephoned him and we spoke, and he sounded terribly ill. He is, as we now know, unable to be here and he suggested that he might be able to be here tomorrow, but it one of those things that we are not particularly sure at this time.
So we have no recourse but to ask respectfully for an adjournment for one day from today until tomorrow, at which time we will be in a better place to advise the Chamber about the health state offence Mr Griffiths.