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.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Nobody's Perfect

I am reminded by one of the comments on the Pissups and Breweries thread below of the time when a tyre fitter came to give evidence in support of a tipper-lorry driver who had been done for a defective tyre.

The fitter was an engaging chap, and he meant well, but his evidence was pretty hopeless. The prosecutor, in cross-examination, pointed out that the witness had completely contradicted something that he had said earlier. "Well, I made a mistake, didn't I?" came the reply. "People make mistakes. That's why they put rubbers on pencils, innit?."