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.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Ex Kidderminster Semper Aliquid Novi

Someone on the Kidderminster bench has sent news of a case involving an offence that had never before been alleged before any court.

It's always interesting to break new ground, and to watch the lawyers leafing through their books. The bench had no previous cases to help them, so I imagine that they fell back on Mark One common sense, just as they should.