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Juror Matthew Banks says sickness lie 'was stupid'

A juror who was detained after he pretended to be sick so that he could go to a West End musical has said it was a "very stupid thing to do".

Matthew Banks, 19, from Staffordshire, was sentenced to 14 days in a young offenders institution after a judge found him to be in contempt of court.

He went to see Chicago in London despite telling court staff he was ill.

Judith Moritz reports.

  • 23 Dec 2011
  • From the section UK