216. Defendant convicted or committed.

Where a defendant absconds1:

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    (1)     and either before or after doing so, he is convicted of an offence or offences in proceedings before the Crown Court2;

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    (2)     after being committed3 to the Crown Court for sentence in respect of an offence or offences4; or

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    (3)     after being committed5 to the Crown Court in respect of an offence or offences with a view to a confiscation order being considered