A man has been convicted of simulating sex with a pavement (after some earlier unspecified behaviour) in full view of a female taxi driver. So what, you may think, this sort of thing goes on all the time in my town. Well, that might be the case but the Beeb report contains the following lines:
“Sentence was deferred on Marshall, who takes medication for arthritis. “
I was unaware of the importance of arthritis medication in sentencing policy across Scotland, nor of any statistical evidence on the prevalence of arthritic sex offenders, but thanks to the Beeb for the warning.