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, April 17, 2009

Apocrypha (27)

Defendant (in taped interview): "I never understood the order because I've got learning difficulties"
Detective: "What do you mean by that?"
Defendant: "When I left school I couldn't read and write or tell the time. (pause) I could speak Latin though"
Detective: "Sorry? What did you say?"
Defendant: "It was a Catholic school".