In the course of a year, about the Police, I often say that if I were to drop a sweet wrapper in the car parking space of the county’s Chief Constable that person would probably require a special £3 million budget, from The Home Office, to solve the ‘crime’.
This afternoon, I went inside a Magistrates Court in England. I sat in the General Public area for curious spectators. I listened to two cases. One ended in the acquittal of the defendant on a charge of carrying an axe and a knife in his car. He had used both tools to help out a friend that same weekend clear his overrun garden. Correct legal outcome.