Inexplicable statements in news articles – an occasional series

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. 

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About loveandgarbage

I watch the telly and read when not doing law stuff and plugging my decade and a half old unwatched Edinburgh fringe show.
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2 Responses to Inexplicable statements in news articles – an occasional series

  1. Hmm, i’m assuming the only relevance of the medication thing is because he was so intoxicated by the combination of drink/drugs that it made him simulate pavement sex. All the same, my worry is that this lenient sentence will simply give free reign for arthritis sufferers nationwide to indulge in “pavement-mating”

  2. perlmonger says:

    Why does this make me think of Love and Monsters?

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