Blackburn potato chucker case dismissed

First published in Blackburn

A 21-YEAR-OLD woman thought she had had her chips after being arrested for throwing mashed potato at a CCTV camera.

But instead of getting a roasting from magistrates Kayleigh Toohill was allowed to walk free after police failed to deliver prosecution papers to the court.

The police request was for Toohill, of East Park Road, Blackburn, to be bound over for a breach of the peace.

Richard Prew, defending, said his client had been in police custody since 3am and had been in the court cells for over an hour but there were no prosecution papers.

“If the police can’t be bothered to bring the papers my client should be released with no further action against her,” said Mr Prew.

Eddie Harrison, prosecuting, said he was not in a position to proceed. Magistrates dismissed the case.

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