It is refreshing to see that Nanny's police and justice system are focusing their attention precisely on the issues that matter, namely sausage throwing.
Nanny has brought a 12 year old boy to trial for assault.
Fair enough, I hear you say.
Except that the weapon he used to "assault" his victim with was a cocktail sausage, which he threw at an elderly neighbour and which hit him on the shoulder.
When the boy appeared at a youth court in Manchester, the judge said he could not believe the case had been brought before him.
The boy pleaded not guilty.
District judge Tim Devas said:
"I was brought up in the era of Just William.
You may not remember it, but this incident sounds similar.
If he has done what was suggested, it is very bad behaviour.
But is it in the public interest to prosecute
a 12-year-old boy who threw a sausage?"
The alleged incident is said to have taken place on Aug 11 in Wythenshawe, Manchester, when the victim was walking home after visiting a pub. He claims that the boy threw the sausage after a disagreement.
Officers from the Greater Manchester police visited the boy's home, where he was arrested, photographed and fingerprinted.
Dianne Oliver, prosecuting, said that the Crown Prosecution Service would review the charge.
Whilst the boy should be dealt with by his parents for being disrespectful, and for being a bloody nuisance (he has 3 reprimands apparently, therefore he is no angel); the state has no business bringing him to trial for this (cost so far £2K), when there are herds of scum bags allowed to create merry hell in neighbourhoods without so much as a sniff of a policeman coning into view.
this is precisely why we should bring back the stocks. The boy, if guilty, could then be dealt with to everyone's satisfaction without the need for this absurd overreaction.