Usually a case officer will give you 28 days extension AFTER the request date of police checks if there is a valid reason for delay. It seems to me you have a valid reason and it is outside your control.
People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.
We are told to remember the idea, not the man. Because a man can fail. He can be killed and forgotten. But four hundred years later an idea can still change the world.