Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot found Paul Bussetti, 47, not guilty after it emerged the clip that sparked outrage online may not have been his.Another disaster for the CPS, but why should they care, when it's only taxpayer money?
Mrs Arbuthnot told Westminster magistrates: "Putting this sort of video on the internet even in a private WhatsApp group could in certain circumstances constitute a offence.
"But in this case the Crown have not discharged the burden on them, I cannot be sure the video circulated on by the crown is the one by the defendant.
"The thoroughly offensive racist remarks and images sent by the defendant and others on a regular basis cannot fill the holes in the crown's case."Clearly, the CPS goons forgot that they can't simply say 'these are horrible people' and expect that to be all that's needed. They actually have to have a case.
Oh, and follow the rules:
She praised Bussetti's defence barrister Mark Summers QC for spotting a police interview transcript of Peter Hancock admitting to also sharing the bonfire video had not been disclosed to the defence.More disclosure fuckups, CPS..? Weren't the recent sex case failures enough of a warning?
She said: "Had these issues been raised at half time I may well have upheld Mr Summers submission of no case.
"Had Mr Summers raised an abuse of process that too may have succeeded.
"It seems on the face of it however the very latest this morning warnings bells should have been ringing.
"It's Mr Summers keeping his wits about him who prevented potentially a miscarriage of justice."
She said she will expect an explanation over the "appalling" disclosure failings by the senior prosecutor in the case.The explanation is staring her in the face, and if she doesn't understand this, Fahrenheit211 will tell her the plain truth; the CPS has been so corrupted by political correctness, and infiltrated by Common Purpose, that it's no longer fit for purpose.