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