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, February 11, 2011

R v Illsley

It is often useful in high-profile cases to look at the judge's full sentencing remarks, since the press has neither the space nor, often, the inclination to publish. This is what the judge said in the case of the disgraced MP Eric Illsley.