Budge gun trial delayed over mum's health

Sarah Budge's gun possession trial has been delayed because of her mother's teminal illness.
Sarah Budge's gun possession trial has been delayed because of her mother's teminal illness.

The girlfriend of King Cross identity John Ibrahim has had her gun possession trial delayed due to her mother's terminal illness.

The trial of 29-year-old Sarah Budge, who is accused of possessing an unauthorised Glock 26 pistol, was due to start in the NSW District Court on Monday.

But Judge Helen Syme referred to an affidavit which said Budge's mother was in palliative care and was not expected to live for very long.

"The position of her mother puts her in a position where she is required to assist her mother in her last days," the judge said.

"She is not in a position to properly instruct her counsel in this trial. I accept that."

Judge Syme concluded "there is no way" in those circumstances a fair trial could be held at present.

The case will be mentioned on Friday when a new trial date will be set.

Australian Associated Press