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.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Five Years On

Almost exactly five years ago I wrote about Jason who had enlivened one of my sittings by escaping a minute after I had told him that he was going inside.
He was on the court list again today, but not in my courtroom. Five years on he is still at it, still on drugs, and his latest escapade involves the alleged theft of an I-Pod (an electronic music device, m'lud). He's thirty next month. It's hard to see a future for him.