The Magistrate's Blog (2005-2012)

This blog has migrated to www.magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk This blog is anonymous, and Bystander's views are his and his alone. Where his views differ from the letter of the law, he will enforce the letter of the law because that is what he has sworn to do. If you think that you can identify a particular case from one of the posts you are wrong. Enough facts are changed to preserve the truth of the tale but to disguise its exact source.

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The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Dead Topical, I Am

Ploughing through a very crowded list today we filled a spare two minutes with an application for a Search Warrant.

The applicant was an officer of UK Immigration Service and his Information revealed that he was chasing one of the undeported naughty people who have caused so much trouble in the last couple of weeks (to politicians if no-one else).

The chap he was after had served his sentence for an offence worth about five years (which is what he got) but officials had overlooked the requirement to deport him.

So I authorised (as many other magistrates will have done in the last week or two) a warrant to search for the man. They will find him and attempt to deport him. I wish them luck.