Mon 22 June 2009, The Guardian

Trial by jury? Not in these two cases

By Marcel Berlins
On Friday, 19-year-old Larissa Wilkinson, whose 18-month-old niece had dropped a mint wrapper, turned up for her trial at Bradford crown court. She had been charged with "depositing controlled waste" from the car she was driving, even though it was her tiny passenger who had thrown the wrapper out of the window.
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