Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Benson-Pope won't be prosecuted.

The Police will not be prosecuting David Benson-Pope won't be prosecuted for the allegations of mistreating students on the grounds that a prosecution is not in the Public Interest. As far as I can parse their reasoning, their argument seems to be that the assualt is not serious enough to warrant prosecution.

However David is yet not out of trouble. The Police have stated that there is a prima facie case that the tennis ball incident occurred as well as another assault on the student. Given that David has "refuted" those charges in Parliament, he remains vulnerable to a breach of privilege charge.