It is clear from the recordings of the conversations between Lion Heart and members the Hate Crimes Unit of the Greyfriars Police that the warrant for his arrest is being issued.
It is also clear that the police do not have the standing to tell him he would be released on bail or his own recognizance. In fact, once the pertinent facts are out – i.e., that he went to the US in the interim between the notice (in early January) to report in on February 19th to be arrested – I doubt any Crown Prosecutor or judge would permit him to have bail.
If he returns to the UK, Lion Heart will be killed by the al-Qaeda-supported Pakistani group in Luton while he is serving his sentence. Or maybe before he makes it to trial.
It is as clear-cut and sad as that.
But, as he said, we have to do what we have to do.
Shall we weep for Lion Heart first, or for the failed state of England?
May God have mercy on them both.