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

Monday, April 12, 2010

Did He Say It For A Bet?

I am grateful to Ben C for the following, gleaned from the Yorkshire Evening Post:-

A 66 year-old man has pleaded guilty at Leicester Crown Court to: (those of a delicate disposition should look away now) buggery of a horse and of a donkey on separate occasions. He was also charged with criminal damage to the animals (that the law regards as property).

Defending Counsel Amar Mehta told that court that his client had no previous convictions and was of good character.

Applying for bail pending reports Mr. Mehta said that the defendant does not have a stable address, but says that he can stay with his daughter.

Judge Pert QC was unimpressed and remanded the man into custody.