Matthew Doyle de-arrested – a mealy mouthed response?

Introduction We covered the case of Matthew Doyle, the 46 year old Londoner who was arrested on 24th March 2016, charged with inciting racial hatred, and remanded to Court on 26th March. Due to the fact that proceedings were on-going, we didn’t comment on the merits (or otherwise) of a prosecution. Well, on Good Friday,…

Adam Johnson guilty of child sexual offences 

Introduction and Facts  Adam Johnson, the Sunderland and England footballer was arrested on 2nd March 2015 and later charged with three offences of sexual activity with a girl under 16 (contrary to s9 Sexual Offences Act 2003) and one count of grooming (contrary to s15 Sexual Offences Act 2003). At the start of his trial…