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.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What's In A Name?

There is a trial going on in London this week.
The London police sergeant ......told a court yesterday that he had mistaken the orange juice carton in her hand for a weapon".

Sgt Delroy Smellie is accused of common assault

It's lucky he is a very big bloke; with a name like that he would have had a hard time in the playground.