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.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Loophole Shut

The usual thanks to the invaluable Crime Line for this link to an important case about the notorious and much argued-over S172 that requires the keeper of a vehicle to tell the authorities who was driving, usually after a camera has been triggered. The magistrates' decision seemed eminently sensible, and I am glad that their Lordships thought so too.