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.

Friday, December 23, 2011


Trials following the summer riots are continuing, and this latest case has attracted a very long sentence indeed. According to the report the young man concerned faced multiple charges, capped off by an attack on a scooter rider that resulted in serious injury. So although an appeal is likely, he will be lucky, on present form, to get very much knocked off his sentence.