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Juror accused over music in court

A Muslim woman has been arrested for allegedly listening to music while sitting as a juror in a murder trial. It is alleged she concealed an MP3 player and earphones beneath a traditional hijab.

The woman, who is in her 20s, was part of a murder trial jury at Blackfriars Crown Court. The man on trial was later jailed for life for murdering his wife.

The woman has been bailed to appear at the court to face a charge of contempt on 23 July. If found guilty, she faces an unlimited fine and indefinite imprisonment.

The allegation was subject to a reporting embargo imposed by the judge until the end of the murder trial. [Source: BBC]

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offensive_mango
Jul. 10th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
How did she get caught out?
rhodri
Jul. 10th, 2007 02:50 pm (UTC)
Nodding, tapping her knees and singing "Where the Streets Have No Name", probably.
addedentry
Jul. 10th, 2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
an unlimited fine and indefinite imprisonment

Whaaat? I thought that was only if you were listening to illegal downloads.
lebeautemps
Jul. 10th, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
"...I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar,..."
She was the "French-vocab book-in-chapel" type then.
I love it. More hijab abuse. Hey. We've all dressed as muslim women to be a tad naughty.
Well, you know I have, for a start.

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