The Reluctant Witness

by Steve Wedd

Exactly like it is.

For those wishing to see the real world, pay a visit to the County town of Sussex, Lewes.

There, in the town centre, demolition of the old new Magistrates Court is nearly complete.

Princess Diana of Wales opened it while still married! Thats how long government memories last.

A view from the North

“What a day I had the other day, I tell you. Had to go to court, I was the prosecution’s star witness, me. Not that I should get ahead of myself, mind.

“It was about that bit of a do I witnessed that time, you remember? Didn’t know where to look, me, so ended up looking right at it and giving a statement to the police and that.

“So I got this letter through saying I had to go and give evidence. The nice police man had told me I would do. But the letter, the letter only goes and tells me I had to go to t’other court. You know, the one three buses away.

“The local one, the one in town, well they’ve only gone and shut it down. Do you know Joan? You do, you do know Joan….. Joan, with the funny looking eyebrows? Got a son…

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