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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Location: Near London, United Kingdom

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

Thursday, June 21, 2007


Things are about to go quiet here for a week or two. I shall be away for a few days' R & R with my family, and then we will have the decorators in. That means unplugging what looks like a hundred yards of cable and putting the (desktop) computer somewhere until the men have finished. I have just counted seventeen three-pin plugs in this smallish room. That's crazy, and it has to be a laptop next time.

Keep the comments coming, but please, no fighting among yourselves. Back in early July, if all goes to plan.