This Facebook post doesn’t inspire confidence in the jury system

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By Thomas Connelly on

Defendants (and their lawyers) appearing at Teeside Crown Court next week may be interested to read this post by a prospective juror, which appeared on the Newton Aycliffe Neighbourhood Police Facebook page.


Here are some more of Ged Hammond‘s reflections on jury service, as posted on his Facebook page.


According to the Northern Echo, which spotted the worrying messages yesterday, Hammond says that he has since been excused from jury service.

However, due to its policy of not commenting on individual jurors, the Ministry of Justice was unable to confirm this.

A spokesperson from the Attorney General’s office, which deals with potential contempt of court from jurors, said: “This matter will now be investigated further so that the Attorney General can consider what, if any, action is required to be taken.”

Meanwhile, earlier this week Hammond was at it again, this time musing on legal aid.