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Criminal Damage trial Update: Mr Chalkley pleads Not Guilty. Trial date will be set on 26th November, 2009.

October 19, 2009

Mr. Chris Chalkley attended court on 9th October to answer the charge set out below. Whilst admitting that he had painted the sign in question, he pleaded not guilty to criminal damage. Mr. Chalkley must return to the Magistrates Court at 9.45am on 26th November, when the trial date will be set. Mr. Chalkley was either unwilling or unable to announce his defence counsel in court. This will be announced in due course, said Mr. Chalkley.chargewordpressweb

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Mephistoheles permalink
    October 20, 2009 9:23 am

    Good luck Chris – the fact that they can’t even spell ‘apartments’ should boost your confidence!

  2. October 20, 2009 10:45 am

    Is this like parking tickets where they have to let you off if they spell the street wrong? I might be worth arguing that as ‘5102 Appartments’ does not exist, you couldn’t have damaged it!
    Good luck…

  3. October 20, 2009 12:35 pm

    Perhaps you could apply to the council to pay you for doing their job….. ‘Welcome to Stokes Croft’, hardly vandalism is it? You could then use the tax payer’s money to cover your court costs!

  4. David Saunders permalink
    October 20, 2009 2:41 pm

    Chris, Brilliant — official recognition at last for everything you’re doing for grass roots regeneration and renaissance in Stokes Croft! There’s a lovely book, ‘Blessed Unrest’ by Paul Hawken, documenting the social, economic and environmental justice. If it wasn’t for people like you the world would be an even less fair, and far less beautiful place… Respect!

  5. smurf permalink
    October 22, 2009 3:22 pm

    Instead of a fine and criminal record (if found guilty) could the courts not suggest some sort of restoative justice, a punishment to fit the crime so to speak, for the ‘offender’ such as painting/restoring/improving neglected or criminally damaged areas of Stokes Croft? But wait! Er, that’s what PRSC have been doing for a couple of years now innit?

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