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Juror Matthew Banks: 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 "stupid and naive" 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, after his friend got tickets for the show.

  • 23 Dec 2011
  • From the section UK