Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Not a good idea

Eggstremely sillyHere's a story with a twist in the tail. On the 23rd March William Hammerton succeeded in his appeal against being committed to prison for three months for breaching an undertaking and an order not to molest his former wife. The Court of Appeal was quite scathing about the way the case had been conducted, aiming much of it's criticism at Mr Justice Collins, who had made the committal order.

So far so good for Mr Hammerton. Unfortunately, he was not satisfied. A few days later he returned to the Royal Courts of Justice, sought out His Honour Judge Collins and pelted him with eggs. After one struck the judge, he proceeded to read out from the Court of Appeal judgment. Not surprisingly, Mr Hammerton soon found himself back behind bars, after being given a two month sentence for contempt of court on the 30th March.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks, I'd been looking for that CoA judgement out of curiosity.

    It does give you an idea of why Mr H wasn't represented, aside from funding issues, doesn't it...

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  2. ... I'm certainly glad he didn't instruct me!

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