I signed a warrant of further detention for a 58 year old woman the other day. She was suspected of the murder of her partner by arson on Christmas day. 24 hours later she was charged and remanded in custody.
Remanded a 17 year old in custody yesterday for racially aggravated GBH, again, on Christmas day. I won't go into the horrific details. Suffice to say the charge is very likely to become one of murder.
Remanded an adult and a youth in custody again, yesterday, for kidnap, robbery and ABH. Take a wild guess as to which day those alleged offences occurred
Did everybody on the forum have a peaceful Christmas?
As a refreshing change I also dealt with a shop-lifter yesterday. As you may know, the defendant, when admitting guilt or following a finding of guilt after trial, is required to complete a financial means form. Some of those are often quite outrageous works of fiction but this particular one had a ring of truth about it:-
Rent / Mortgage - Paid by local authority
Mobile phone - Â£39 per month
Sky - Â£60 per month
Drinking - Â£35 per week
Smoking - Â£30 per week
Gas and electric - Cut off
Other - Entertainment Â£25 per week
Other - Catalogue Â£80 per month
Food - from food-banks.
Happy New Year to all my readers (as they used to say in the Beano annual )